Friday, December 24, 2021

Resources For Delivering Meals And Food Support


Hunger in America -- whether chronic or periodic -- remains a serious problem and a moral blight in a country where no one should go without food.  From time to time we post a brief list of resources for providing direct food support to needy fellow Americans.  The need now, as we head into the colder weather and the holidays, is all the more critical.  If you can help, either with a contribution or by volunteering (or both), here are some places to start:

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 is turning the kitchens in some of his restaurants into community kitchens offering free to-go lunches for those in need.

Also, if you are able to help the victims of the tornadoes earlier this month, here are some places to start.

Thank you!


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