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State and Federal Aid Programs

The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties continued its role as local administrator for the State Food Purchase Program (SFPP) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In Fiscal Year 2016-17, the local board leveraged $350,805 in SFPP funds to provide nearly 267,000 pounds of food and assist 11,512 households through nine agencies. The FEMA dollars provide supplemental funds for emergency food and shelter needs. During Phase 33, more than $103,000 in federal funds were awarded to six local organizations to help meet those needs. 

The application process for this year's programs concluded on September 20, 2017.

State Food Purchase Program FY 2017-18
Awarded $333,580.98 to the following organizations:
  • Bread Basket of NEPA
  • Catherine McAuley Center
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO)
  • Friends of the Poor
  • Meals on Wheels
  • St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen
  • The Salvation Army
  • United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA
  • Womens' Resource Center
Emergency Food and Shelter Phase 34 FY 2017-18
Awarded $106,932 to the following organizations:
  • Catherine McAuley Center
  • Catholic Social Services
  • Friends of the Poor
  • United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA
  • Womens' Resource Center

 

Local Board Membership - Lackawanna County
  • Sheila Nudelman Abdo, Jewish Family Services of NEPA
  • William Browning, Lackawanna County Department of Human Services
  • Brian Ebersole, The Wright Center
  • Bill Goldsworthy, American Red Cross of Lackawanna County
  • William Hoban, Lackawanna County Office of Drug and Alcohol
  • John Kaminski, Community Volunteer
  • Jason Kavulich, Lackawanna County Department of Human Services
  • Stig Fromm, Chair, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
  • Peg Kopko, United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties
  • Noelle Lynett, Community Volunteer, United Way Board of Directors
  • John Nalevanko, Community Volunteer
  • Randy Palko, Community Volunteer, United Way Board of Directors
  • Patricia Sack, Lackawanna County Department of Human Services
  • Jeff Smith, The Moses Taylor Foundation
  • Major Robert Schmig, The Salvation Army
  • Mary Theresa Vautrinot, Catholic Social Services
  • Siemong Wang, Safety Net Ministry