An unexpected job loss or health crisis can be the downfall of any family.
Even with two working adults, it’s a struggle to cover the basics. One in eight locals are unsure if they’ll eat today, and 60% of low-income households are considered food insecure.
By leveraging federal funds and donations, Unions United, in partnership with United Way, provides emergency assistance for rent or mortgage, utilities, and food. This partnership began in 1946, through a cooperative agreement between the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and United Way Worldwide.
Last year in San Diego, more than 3,700 individuals and families were provided with over $377,247 worth of food, $163,399 in rent/mortgage assistance, and $45,602 in utilities support. Unions United helps families stay strong during tough times.