New Crockpots Donated to Local Military Families in Need

| December 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

United Way of San Diego County (UWSD), in partnership with Support the Enlisted Project (STEP) hosted an in person drop off event this past November to donate more than 100 new crockpots of benefit local military families in need.

The crockpots were collected and purchased through UWSD’s inaugural “Holiday Crockpot Drive” that happened from October 18 through November 12, 2021.

UWSD’s inaugural “Holiday Crockpot Drive” provides more than a crockpot. It’s providing ways to cook at home, sustainability, the opportunity to stretch a dollar, and most importantly bringing families together over a warm meal. Each crockpot donation will contribute a lifetime of warm meals and memories for the families that sacrifice so much for our community and country. For military families experiencing food insecurity, a crockpot can support the following:

  • Provide a warm meal in transitioning housing situations
  • Lower the cost per meal for a family to stretch their dollars
  • Make meal preparation quick and easy when working multiple jobs
  • Provide a way to teach children how to cook safely
  • Cook larger quantities of food creating additional meals
  • Provide a variety of meals using SNAP approved ingredients
Nancy Sasaki, president and CEO, United Way of San Diego County and Tony Teravainen, USN (Ret.) CEO and co-founder of Support The Enlisted Project, are shown delivering crockpots.

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