Our Work

Satur-Day of Caring

When our area is in need, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is there. Join us every 3rd Saturday of the month to help our neighbors in need. You can help us unload and organize the monthly groceries, pack the food, and/or deliver the food to the seniors, shut-ins, and families in need.


100 DeBartolo Place, Boardman, OH 44512

You will see volunteers gather in the Southwoods Health executive building parking lot.



8:15 AM – Unload grocery trucks. Meet at the parking lot behind Southwoods Surgical hospital to help unload the Save A Lot truck(s).

8:30 AM – Volunteers line up to pack the food bags– fresh meat, produce, and shelf-stable items.

  • You can help break down the tables at the end and/or help load up the delivery cars.
  • You can also help deliver too. If you deliver, you will line up to load your cars and head out to your stops!

9:45-10 AM – Delivery volunteers arrive.

  • Line up car (We encourage to at least have 2 people in 1 car)
  • Volunteers will load your car up with groceries and special items for each stop
  • You will be handed your route with location information and notes
  • Individuals on your route are made aware that delivery is between 9:30 AM & Noon
  • Routes are typically 1-2 hours long
  • Please text or call if there are any issues
  • You are free to head home after you finish your route!
  • Please text or email any updates or changes to your route list!


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  • Meet Josephine. She is one of our seniors who receives food through our Satur-Day of Caring every month. The one month she was chatting with our volunteer who delivered her food, and she told him she is an artist. Due to the pandemic, she couldn't get out to replenish her art supplies. So our very generous volunteer went out and got her some supplies, and set them on her porch the next day. Josephine called us to thank our volunteer and our United Way for the help. Now, every so often, Josephine will send us a piece of her art. We are so grateful for our wonderful volunteers and the amazing relationships they are forming with those on their Satur-Day of Caring Routes.

  • Every month, the week after we deliver food to 350 homes, our United Way receives personal thank you cards and phone calls from those we help each month.
    Here are just a few snippets of what they have to say:
    "I am so thankful. You have been a blessing to me and my family."

    "I am sending you a universal thank you to your staff. Your commitment to us means a lot"

    "Just a note to let you all know how thankful I am for your thoughtfullness and kindness"