United Way of Allen County

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United Way of Allen County kicked off its seventh annual Kindergarten Countdown program Wednesday morning, in collaboration with East Allen County Schools and Fort Wayne Community Schools.

Walmart Opens Indiana’s Newest Milk Facility

Jun 13, 2018
Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Walmart announced plans to build a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne back in 2016. Now the big box retail chain is opening the doors to Indiana’s newest milk processing facility. 

Governor Eric Holcomb joined Walmart executives and the Allen County Board of Commissioners to announce the opening of the two hundred-fifty thousand square foot facility. 

Walmart U.S.A.’s executive Vice President of Food Charles Redfield greeted the crowd and said the facility will create about 300 new jobs once it’s at full capacity.

Foellinger Foundation

The Foellinger Foundation is awarding more than a million dollars in grants to support three nonprofit organizations in Allen County. The announcement was made Thursday.

The grants from the private charitable foundation total $1,250,000. The United Way of Allen County will receive a one-time only grant of $400,000 to help support its operations and dozens of partner agencies.

The  organization has fallen short in its fundraising efforts for the past three years, and  says this assistance addresses short-term and long-term needs.