We've all seen these stories in our communities. People who never imagined they'd be visiting a food bank or waiting for hours in a food distribution line. People out of work through no fault of their own. People with families to feed. Children going hungry.
If you're fortunate enough to have an income and can afford to donate to an organization providing direct relief to families in need, we ask you to please consider doing so. Here are some starting points:
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 is turning the kitchens in some
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).