With at tens of millions of Americans out of work or underemployed, as best you can, please help get food to those in need -- whether it's through donating or volunteering or both. Support your local food bank, and/ or one or more of these national organizations helping feed those in need:
Feeding America: With a network of 200 food banks across the US, this organization is helping food banks support communities impacted by the pandemic.
GENYOUth: They are providing grants to schools to supply resources for meal distribution and delivery so students can be fed even when they are not at school during the coronavirus crisis.
Meals on Wheels provides home delivery of food to seniors. The organization faces an increased need for volunteers and donations right now as many seniors find themselves more isolated and in need than usual.
Save the Children: Actresses Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams have teamed up with Save the Children to launch #SAVEWITHSTORIES. The program is providing children in America’s poorest communities with nutritious meals, books and other learning resources during the outbreak closures.
United Way: They are using their Covid-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund to stock food banks with essential staples to help feed children who rely on schools for meals.
World Central Kitchen: Founder Chef José Andrés (who merits a Nobel Peace Prize for what he's been doing now and in other disasters) is turning the kitchens in some of his restaurants into community kitchens offering free to-go lunches for those in need.
Even a modest donation can make a big difference (for example, $100 to Feeding America provides 1,000 meals).
If you're still getting an income, please also consider supporting your local restaurant carry- out or delivery services.