Tri-Cities, TN/VA (June 5, 2020) — In April, the Arby’s Foundation launched a COVID-19 local grants initiative to address the immediate needs communities are facing around childhood hunger.
Arby's of the Tri-Cities received $2,200 to be put toward a local initiative aiding the community during this time. We nominated the United Ways of Northeast Tennessee to receive the grant. The grant money will be used to bolster their COVID-19 Relief Fund. United Ways chapters across the Tri-Cities set up the COVID-19 Relief Fund for vulnerable populations.
From netnswva.org: The Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Relief Fund is used to support community organizations who are working to meet the needs of individuals affected by COVID-19 in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Both immediate and long-term, these efforts will focus response efforts on vulnerable populations, including children, families, and the ALICE population. ALICE, an acronym coined by United Way that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents men, women, and families who work hard and earn more than the official Federal Poverty Level, but less than the basic cost of living.
We at Arbico are proud to support the efforts of our local United Ways as they help those who need it most.