United Way Awards $10,000 in Grant Funding to CUMAC for Emergency Food and Shelter in Passaic County

United Way of Passaic County (UWPC) recently presented CUMAC with $10,000 in grant funding to support emergency food and shelter needs in Passaic County.). This funding supports emergency services which are especially critical during the recent holidays and cold weather months.

“United Way of Passaic County partners with other organizations to provide needed and impactful direct services to the community,” said United Way of Passaic County CEO and President Yvonne Zuidema. “In 2013 CUMAC served approximately 34,000 individuals and families by providing bagged groceries five days a week in Passaic County.”

Zuidema continued, “CUMAC does great work assisting thousands in Passaic County, and  we are so grateful to the thousands of United Way donors whose ongoing support makes this investment on our community possible.”

The need in Passaic County is high for CUMAC’s services. More than 75,000 Passaic County residents meet the federal definition of poverty, including 23 percent of the county's children, but in total 45% of all households in the county do not have enough income to support all the basic necessities of life.

For more information on United Way of Passaic County and its’ work in our local community please visit www.unitedwaypassaic.org.