United Way of Central Indiana recently gave $4 million to organizations to fund initiatives around housing, food, health and transportation.
Of the 47 organizations chosen for the Basic Needs Fund Grants, one was the Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis.
CEO Maggie Lewis says the money makes its meal service program possible.
“We have in our care on any given day during the school year 700 to 1,000 kids, and so that’s a large number of kids to serve," Lewis says. "We would not be able to provide that service without the support of United Way."
The grant will also fund the Boys and Girls Club's Triple Play Program, which teaches kids about health and wellness.
The United Way of Central Indiana Basic Needs Fund Grants aim to fight poverty.
Other recipients include Little Red Door Cancer Agency and Indianapolis Urban League.