Mecklenburg Charities Lost Federal Funding

The Charlotte Observer

For the past 21 years, Mecklenburg County has received federal funding for charitable organizations — food banks, shelters and rent assistance ministries — through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

The amount, which is given to United Way Central Carolina to distribute to local agencies, has varied over the years, but peaked in 2010 to almost a million dollars. In 2016, the county received $527,365.

This year? Nothing.

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