Heat & Serve Dinners Holiday Distribution

Supported and participated in a Thanksgiving Holiday Dinner distribution complete heat & serve Thanksgiving Day Meals for 50 families in partnership with Ald. Shawn Gregory and Magro’s Meat & Produce.  We replicated the successful distribution for Christmas with a complete lasagna meal plus stockings stuffed with goodies and COVID prevention materials.

Food Certificate Giveaway

Violent storms ripped through Springfield, IL on June 29, 2023 leaving widespread damage and power outages. On Friday morning, UAct began working with Ward 2 Alderman Shawn Gregory to develop a strategy to assist the most needy families. Days later, UAct put out a request for support to some local generous donors and, together with our donation, we raised over $10,800. With that, we purchased $50 food certificates from Humphrey’s Market and County Market, both whom themselves donated to the cause, and have been distributing certificates to needy families in the urban core. Thank you to the following donors who stepped up without hesitation to help: The Cutler Family Charitable Trust/Leslie Sgro; Sangamon County Democrats, Drs. Kemia Sarraf and Jeffrey Goldstein, Jane E. Ford, David and Laurie Farrell, Bonnie & Ron Ettinger, Cassandra Claman, Larry Golden, Humphrey’s Market and County Market.

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Forklift Purchase for Local Food Bank

UAct joined with Leslie Sgro to purchase a forklift for St Martin Deporres to assist them with unloading food boxes onsite from the Food Bank creating efficiencies and saving many staff and volunteer’s backs from overexertion.