This area focuses on:

  • Food Security
  • Housing Stability
  • Employment and Financial Literacy

When people face tough times, or longer-term poverty, they lack access to necessities of life such as food, shelter, clothing, employment, and education. Many of our communities’ most vulnerable are families and individuals who simply can’t make ends meet. United Way is working with community partners to address the roots of economic challenges, and to break the cycle of poverty for future generations, while supporting fellow community members who need help now.

Partner Programs

Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program Student Nutrition Program
Aims to ensure that all children have access to healthy, nutritious food every school day, regardless of socioeconomic background or situation.
Contact: Jenelle Arnew – 519-352-7270 x 2493

Direct Services

The Tilbury Information and HELP Centre’s Food Bank distributes food to individuals and families who have difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger as a result of job loss, illness, or other increasing costs.
Contact: Rose-Anne Mayor – 519-682-2268

Operation Cover-Up
This Good Neighbours program provides warm winter coats for people in need.
Contact: Mary Symons – 519-354-0430

Prosperity Roundtable
Stakeholders meet to learn about programs which address poverty, explore best practices and mobilize resources to develop strategies to reduce the impact of poverty.
Contact: Kate do Forno – 519-354-0430