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United Way receives grant from FCA to provide 100,000 meals for children in Howard & Tipton Counties

United Way Serving Howard and Tipton Counties Receives grant for COVID-19 Relief Fund from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to provide free food stops for Howard and Tipton County Children

KOKOMO, IN – PRESS RELEASE – United Way Serving Howard and Tipton Counties has received a generous donation from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to provide over100,000 meals for children in Howard and Tipton Counties.

“FCA has always been an incredible partner for United Way Serving Howard and Tipton Counties, and this most recent investment is just another example of how tuned in they are to the needs of our community. In this case, the funds will be used to connect children and families to food pantry services via Food Finders Food Bank.” – Rex Ambrose, United Way Board President.

According to Libby O’Brien, United Way Community Development Director, United Way will organize food stops at all Howard and Tipton County Schools.

As the pandemic unfolds, United Way is partnering with nonprofits to make sure supports are in place to help struggling families who are being hit the hardest right now with unbudgeted expenses.

“We know our families are facing overwhelming challenges. FCA in partnership with United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties will deploy these funds to provide several free food stops for families in the Tipton Community School Corporation with the first date being this Thursday, May 7th from 12PM-2PM at Tipton Middle School. We want to thank our partners at the Tipton County Foundation and Food Finders Food Bank for assisting with planning, packing and distributing meals.” – Libby O’Brien

The next free food stop will be for families in the Tri-Central Community School Corporation DIstrict on Tuesday, May 12th from 2:30PM-4:30PM. To find more information, please call 765-457-HELP or text ACCESS to 85511, or visit or

Donations can be made securely at, by calling 765-457-HELP (4357) or by mailing a check to 210 W Walnut St, Kokomo, IN 46901.


About United Way serving Howard and Tipton Counties

United Way of Howard and Tipton Counties fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. Using community input, the non-profit crafts local impact plans that work to end generational poverty. In Howard and Tipton counties, United Way is working to put children on a pathway out of poverty with the #75in5 initiative, with the goal of having 75% of children ready to learn by Kindergarten. Learn more at UnitedWayH

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