Feeding BN & Beyond

Our Collaborative Response

COVID-19 is affecting our community health and our collective economy. The pandemic is disproportionately impacting local families who live in poverty and low-income workers.

Find out more about the local ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) population.

Part of our 180United movement’s objective is to be more responsive and agile in critical times. This is one of those times. Our top priority is to find and fund solutions for local families. We are working with local partners—including government, nonprofits, and businesses—to determine how to reach families in need and provide them with special services. We will update this page and community members as soon as we have more details.

Specific details and plans for Fund distribution are being determined based on the following objectives:

  • Create a coordinated, community-wide response
  • Reach and support households that might be overlooked using traditional mechanisms and processes
  • Make investment/funding decisions in partnership with a cross-section of community stakeholders

Our Board of Directors has approved a commitment to immediately invest $100,000 into a fund to support youth and families most affected by the COVID-19 emergency in our community. This contribution, in partnership with Illinois Prairie Community Foundation and local government will assist in establishing a COVID-19 Community Care Fund.

Our intention with COVID-19 Community Care Fund is to not only be a pacesetting investor to this Fund, but a key resource in providing an ongoing mechanism for private and corporate donations to the Fund as the need persists.

On Thursday, March 26, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced a statewide relief fund to assist nonprofits as they help uplift the communities they serve.

View FAQs about COVID-19 Community Care Fund for McLean County and Illinois COVID Response Fund.

Read more about how we have helped uplift McLean County during these trying times.

New McLean County COVID-19 Community Care Fund: A Proactive Approach to the Pandemic’s Impact on Local Families

United Way Receives $100,000 Grant from State COVID-19 Relief Fund

Feeding Bloomington-Normal and Beyond

Continuing to Feed Bloomington-Normal and Beyond

Corporate Giving Propels United Way’s COVID Response Forward

You can help. We’re in this together — for each family, for us all. Thank you for your contribution.


We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently requested local resources, organized by topic to help you find the help and information you need.

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