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On this morning’s community update segment with the United Way for Cortland County:

Executive Director Christella Yonta continued discussing the area’s emergency food delivery program, a partnership between the United Way, the Salvation Army and Catholic Charities of Cortland County.

Additionally, Yonta was excited to share that the Cortland Cares COVID fund has now exceeded $10k in donations since opening a little more than two weeks ago.

Cortland Community Foundation jump-started the effort with an initial $25k and is matching each additional gift dollar-for-dollar.

Another new benefit for residents in need is the United Way’s partnership with FamilyWize offering a free discount prescription card that can be used if you don’t have insurance or if medicines are not covered.

United Way is also trying to help the county’s food programs connect with local dairy farms and producers, some of which have been forced to hold or waste their supply amid a collapsing market caused by the COVID closures.

For more information or to make a donation to the community fund, visit


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