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The $100,000 Challenge to Fight Hunger

The VerStandig Family has challenged our communities to raise $100,000 to increase access to food and food resources.

For every dollar donated by individuals, families, community groups, and businesses (up to $100,000), the VerStandig Family will match that dollar, with a goal to raise a total of $200,000 through United Way of Washington & Franklin Counties.

Hear from United Way of Washington County's President & CEO, Heather Guessford, about the importance of this challenge:


Why Address Hunger?

Hunger is a pervasive problem across the United States, and one that carries a significant impact in our local communities. Food insecurity means more than missing a meal. For 1-in-8 families, it often means having to choose between buying groceries or lifesaving medication. The effects can be devastating, from malnourishment to impaired early childhood development and overall poor health. Poor nutrition is a social determinate of health contributing to chronic illness that plagues our communities.

Join Us to Fight Hunger

United Against Hunger will raise funds through United Way of Franklin County and United Way of Washington County to benefit local programs that address the most urgent, essential food security needs. These programs feed our neighbors. They provide home delivered meals to seniors, backpacks stuffed with food to help nourish children, fresh food to encourage healthy eating habits, emergency food distribution to help families put food on the table, and so much more.

When we stand United Against Hunger, we address food insecurity to fill more bellies of families and individuals in our diverse communities.  


Give TODAY to Fight Hunger

Washington County 

Give to benefit food programs in Washington County.

Apple Donate

On the form under "donor designations" select "United Against Hunger." 

Both Counties

Have connections to both communities? Donate to serve Washington & Franklin counties. 


Lettuce Donate

On the form under "donor designations" select "United Against Hunger - Franklin & Washington County" 

All donations made in this way will be divided evenly to each county. 


Franklin County

Give to benefit food programs in Franklin County.

Orange Donate

Checks can be made payable to United Way of Franklin County and mailed to our office: 182 S. 2nd St., Chambersburg, PA 17201.


Businesses: Rise to the Challenge!

We need your support to help fight hunger! Your corporate contribution will be used to disburse funds to food programs in Franklin and Washington counties through each respective United Way to provide long-term, sustainable impact on the fight to end hunger.

All sponsorship contributions will be split equally between each United Way to serve both communities. Neither organization will charge administrative fees, which means 100% of your contribution will benefit local food programs.

View the Sponsor Form to learn more: