Keep Kids in School
One in five students is food insecure in the capital region,
which is higher than the national average. Students who go
to school hungry
are unable to focus and learn.
United Way’s Healthy Meals program aims to increase children’s access to well-balanced, nutritious free meals to fuel their ability to learn, play and grow.
Last year, our local United Way served 198,959 meals to local students at 13 after school programs and 23 community sites.
Many students in Sacramento don’t have easy access to appealing drinking water outside of mealtimes and the health benefits of water consumption are critical to growing students. We want to ensure that students in our community are given every opportunity to live their healthiest lives and are able to focus in the classroom, starting with the students in Robla School District.
For 13 years, United Way and FamilyWize have collaborated to bring greater stability to communities nationwide.
FamilyWize helps local families access affordable prescription medications: