Our COVID-19 Story
Little more than a year ago, COVID-19 was not much more than a news story. Soon though, it was at our doorstep and it quickly became the central focus for our staff, our clients, and our community.
How will we distribute food? How will we source food? How can we keep staff, volunteers, and clients safe? The questions came faster than the answers, but like so many, we found a way to adapt and, in the process, became a better organization for having gone through it.
The Other Side
So how does this story end? For us, it doesn’t. Feeding America estimates that as many as 1 in 8 people, including 1 in 6 children, may experience food insecurity in 2021. Locally, we expect the lingering economic effects of the pandemic to continue long after the virus has been eradicated. Our plan is simple: feed, connect, and innovate.
We’re working to feed our community through alternative distribution methods by creating mobile markets, increasing the number of child meal sites, and expanding delivery to senior housing complexes. We’re connecting with our community by investing in partnerships that reach underserved communities, expand our SNAP Outreach, and ensure individuals have access to programs and education beyond the Food Bank. And we’re focusing on innovation by implementing technology to better understand, reach, and serve our existing clients and those who are not yet our clients.