Why     How     What

apply for a $250 cash card

Grocery Worker’s
Appreciation Fund

Every day, grocery workers help our communities​

Whether it’s lending a hand to carry a heavy bag for an elderly neighbor, packing groceries for delivery to those who feel safer at home, or continuing to show up on the frontlines throughout the pandemic – grocery workers are there to support our communities. Thank you for all you do!  


To say thank you and show appreciation, the Grocery Worker’s Appreciation Fund from Kendall-Jackson and United Way Worldwide provides financial support for grocery workers in the form of up to $250 cash cards to help with life’s surprises and urgent needs through August of 2030.


Current employees of a grocery store or retail store with a grocery department, with a demonstrated need for financial assistance are eligible to apply. You must be 18 years or older.


Individuals will only be eligible to receive a cash card once every 365 days. For full details about the program eligibility, visit United Way Worldwide.

How to apply

Prepare the following

○  Proof of employment at a grocery store (paystub, etc.)

○ Submit a short description of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted you financially and/or the intended use for the funds.

Due to high demand, we recommend applying the beginning of the month. 

Need more help?

Explore additional resources and options available by calling 211, text your zip code to 898211, or visiting

Thank you to the Grocery Worker’s Appreciation Fund Sponsors

United Distributors | Badger Liquor Co. | M.S. Walker Inc. | Great Lakes Wine Spirits 

Fedway Associates | Major Brands | Love, Tito’s | UnitedHealthcare

Empire Distributors of N.C. | Papa Joes Gourmet Market

Visit United Way Worldwide to learn more about the program, eligibility, sponsors, and more.