United Way of Hastings

A nonprofit organization

Living United - It's What We Do

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Description automatically generatedFrom a trial run in 2016, United Way of Hastings (UWH), Minnesota now provides weekend meal packs for over 170 students a week even during the pandemic.

At UWH, this is how we work in the community - assess a need, bring collaborative partners together, implement a solution, adjust based on feedback, and provide sustaining support.

UWH started as the United Fund in 1964 and helped set a precedent for compassionate support and care. Over the past 50+ years our core values and mission have remained the same.  We continue to help people and families right here in the Hastings area.  


In 2021, United Way of Hastings (UWH) continued to mobilize resources to support those in crisis as a result of the pandemic and supported the community throughout the year via initiatives and partnerships. Donor dollars ensured UWH helped Hastings by:  

  • Supplying over 6,000 weekend meal packs for students each year through our Food 4 Kids initiative. 
  • Presenting a week-long webinar series on mental health in February 2021. Videos of each webinar are available on our YouTube channel. 
  • With 3 collaboration partners, hosting a community-wide opioid and fentanyl poisoning awareness event in August 2021.  Continuing to educate and raise awareness of the dangers of opioid abuse and poisonings throughout the community.
  • Supporting Hastings High School students in getting caught up, passing classes, and graduating through our Communities In Schools (CIS) counselor, even with the varying school schedules throughout the year. 
  • Funding over 10 community organizations through our allocations process to help children, teens, single parents, families, and seniors.
  • Teaching almost 1,000 students how to build healthy webs of support and providing leadership development opportunities for a team of high school students. 

UWH serves residents of Minnesota's Independent School District #200 including Hastings, Hampton, Miesville, New Tier, Vermillion, Welch, and a portion of Washington County. Every dollar raised here, stays here!

To follow the progress of funded initiatives, visit www.unitedwayofhastings.org or www.facebook.com/UnitedWayHastings.

   Childhood hunger is real in Hastings! UWH Food 4 Kids fills that need.

 Learn more by watching this quick video.

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United Way of Hastings

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Children & Family Community Volunteer


113 2nd St E, Ste 102 PO Box 353
Hastings, MN 55033



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