Monday, December 7, 2020

America's Food Crisis

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If you can, please volunteer or consider an ongoing donation -- now more than ever -- to one of these organizations (or any other in your community providing direct food relief:

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).

Thank you!

1 comment:

SmileIfYouDare said...

I am partial to these two organizations, not food but make a big difference in people's lives:

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a major nonprofit provider of mobile medical clinics by providing free, quality healthcare to those in need. They deliver free dental, vision, and medical services to under-served and uninsured individuals. RAM’s Corps of more than 120,000 Humanitarian Volunteers–licensed dental, vision, medical, and veterinary professionals–have treated more than 740,000 people and 67,000 animals, delivering $120 million worth of free health care services. Remote Area Medical is a 501(c)(3) charity. Volunteers are always needed. Volunteers include the general public to help organize events as well as medical professionals.

RIP Medical Debt is a 501(c)(3) charity that locates, buys and forgives medical debt. So many people are one medical illness or accident away from bankruptcy. RIP Medical Debt is doing a good thing. And 2018 staff salaries are separately funded by benefactors.