United Way of Lake County funds pandemic-related vaccine, food outreach

United Way of Lake County has awarded $115,000 in the eighth round of Lake County COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund grants to eight local nonprofits.

The grants are focused on programs that eliminate barriers to receiving vaccine for homebound adults and/or people of color, or provide access to food for those impacted by the pandemic.

The food program recipients, announced Friday, include A Safe Place, Community Action Partnership of Lake County and West Side Community Center.

The vaccine program recipients include Elderwerks, Erie Family Health Center, Family Service of Lake County and Rosalind Franklin University's Community Care Connection.

The Roberti Community House received funding for programs serving both needs.

Since the fund was launched on March 20, 2020, $1.1 million has been granted back into the community. For more information, visit

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