Muranskys, Southwoods and United Way Partner to Provide Food

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — To ensure children, families and seniors are take care of during the holiday season, Ed and Chris Muransky and their family, along with Southwoods Health, are partnering with the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to provide meals for the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.

Each night this week, United Way and the Muransky family will deliver a meal from local restaurants for the residents and clients of the mission. On Tuesday afternoon, the group delivered a meal from The Lake Club.

“We are always proud to partner with the Muransky Family and Southwoods Health. Chris and Ed Muransky don’t want anyone to be without this Christmas,” said Bob Hannon, president of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. “In the midst of this global pandemic, the Muransky family knows how difficult this year has been on nonprofits across the Valley as well as the people they serve. They hope this inspires others to give back this holiday season.”

Earlier this month, the Murankys and Southwoods donated $100,000 to the United Way to support this initiative, as well as a food giveaway on Dec. 12. The Saturday of Caring Christmas Food Giveaway helped feed 2,600 people in the Valley.

“Partnerships like this, where a company, a family and two nonprofits team up to provide special Christmas meals for our homeless neighbors is truly what makes our Valley so special and the people who live here unique,” Lynn Wyant, chief development officer at the Rescue Mission said. “We anticipate that 100 men, women and children will enjoy these special Christmas meals nightly at the Mission this week. What a blessing.”

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Bob Hannon, United Way president, and Mike Byers, food service director and the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, unload food from the Lake Club.

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