New United Way grant program provides timely investments

STRATFORD – United Way Perth-Huron (UWPH) is proud to announce it is providing three organizations with Emergent/Emergency Need Grants (EENG) to assist them in continuing important pandemic relief programs and services.

“This has been a challenging time for organizations,” said UWPH Executive Director Ryan Erb. “If this past year has taught us anything it’s the need for flexibility, to be able to respond quickly to the shifting environment.”

Already, UWPH has been investing in local organizations through the EENG — particularly in the area of food security. Among the organizations receiving funds are the Huron County Food Bank Distribution Centre to help them supply nutritious foods to food banks and community organizations across the region; ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services for their grocery delivery service; and the Community Table in Exeter for their food hamper service.

Along with helping local organizations and programs, UWPH continues to focus on supporting individuals and families across Perth-Huron through the Urgent Needs Fund. Since its creation in May of 2020, UWPH’s Urgent Needs Fund has provided more than $100,000 to over 700 people across Perth-Huron for urgent, pressing needs including help paying bills, buying groceries and emergency car repairs. Visit