Health Unit Receives Funding from United Way to Help Families with Young Children Afford Food

Huron Perth Public Health recently received a $3,375 donation from the United Way Perth Huron. The donation will help local Perth families, connected to the Health Unit through the Healthy Babies Healthy Children program, purchase food and other essential baby items.  

The funding comes at a critical time as some local families continue to struggle with financial hardships, increased stressors and anxieties, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Families connected to the program receive a one-time $75 gift card to use at a local grocery store. “Receiving this one-time grant helps ease some anxiety around money for groceries and other essential items during this unprecedented time,” says Amanda Kerr Lange, Public Health Nurse.

Local families expressed much thanks for the timely donation and shared common sentiments such as, “this is amazing and helps out a lot during this time. Thank you!”

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