The Van Wert County Courthouse

Friday, May. 29, 2020

United Way still needs food program help

VW independent/submitted information

The United Way of Van Wert County will continue the “Grab & Go” snack bag distribution this Friday, April 10, from 3:30-5 p.m. Bags will be distributed again from all six locations, including Van Wert, Willshire, Wren, Ohio City, and Convoy. Middle Point has a new distribution site: Amvets Post 698 on Adams Street.

The United Way is still in need of volunteers throughout the week, beginning Thursday, April 9, to help with packing, making deliveries, and distributing food bags. The organization is following all CDC requirements by screening all volunteers, having them fill out a questionnaire, and doing temperature readings. 

Shifts will have groups of 10 volunteers and the United Way will follow the 6-foot distancing requirements. The United Way prefers volunteers be at least 18 years old, and all volunteers are required to wear a face mask. 

Those willing to help in this time of need should go to the local United Way’s Facebook page and complete the Google form attached to the post. After people sign up for a shift, the United Way will contact them the day before their shift to confirm and let them know where to report. Anyone with any signs of sickness should not volunteer at this time.

For more information or updates, monitor the United Way Facebook page, call the organization’s office at 419.238.6689, or email

POSTED: 04/08/20 at 10:32 pm. FILED UNDER: News