Eatonville Family Agency’s Hunger Road Program needs the community’s help by voting for it to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm® to help improve the community. Starting Wednesday, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at www.neighborhoodassist.com.
Eatonville Family Agency’s Hunger Road Program has until May 6 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, 8:59 p.m. Pacific, to rally votes. Anyone voting is allowed up to 10 votes per day. On June 7, the top 100 vote-receiving causes will be announced at www.neighborhoodassist.com, and a $25,000 grant will be awarded to each of the affiliated nonprofits.
Eatonville Families Agency’s Hunger Road Program focuses on an unmet need in the community. Serving a food desert over 520-square miles, the long distances low-income families must travel to reach a food pantry has become unattainable for many. The Hunger Road Program would be funded to cover the transportation costs to deliver food up to twice a month to families who don’t have the means to travel. In addition, it would allow for funds to put emergency fuel into clients’ vehicles when they visit the food bank without enough gas to make it home.
To assist in supporting and voting for this cause, go to
https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2042217?tmaadmin=cx5wne6n59n58uaa.“Just last week, a senior-citizen food bank client ran out of gas while waiting in the drive-through food line,” Eatonville Family Agency Deputy Director Kylee Hutchings said. “Struggling with living on $700 a month and a failing SUV leaves little money for extra things, like food and gas. He is not alone in this struggle. Requests for fuel assistance is our biggest unmet request from clients. For some, traveling up to 60-miles round trip to access food is too large a burden for many as gas prices soar. This grant will go a long way to ensuring no one goes hungry due to poverty and its many implications in rural areas.”
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