Children and seniors are drastically impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Both of these vulnerable populations are isolated in their homes. Kids are without access to regular meals at schools, camps and other summer feeding sites. Seniors are afraid to venture out in fear of contracting the virus.
Because of your support, Second Harvest is able to deliver hope to kids and seniors living in low-income neighborhoods using a fleet of delivery trailers. With kids at home, they aren’t gathering in the same ways they used to, providing an opportunity to fill an unmet need.
Instead of individual meals meant for kids to eat at picnic tables or with their friends at a park, these trailers are loaded with two types of boxes: one filled with seven breakfast, the other with seven lunches. Both boxes are packed with care and include a variety of nutritious foods. The breakfast box has cereal, shelf-stable milk, fresh fruit and cereal bars. For lunch, pizza, burrito, peanut butter and jelly, and other favorites.
The program received rave reviews from parents within its first week.
“I have two kids and both of them like to eat. They are growing kids and need the food,” explained Kaylee. She placed the boxes on her stroller to push home. “It’s been rough on my family. My husband got laid off and my hours have been cut. These boxes really help us get through the week. If we didn’t have this, it would be difficult to have three meals on the table every day.”
At the same time, seniors also find the week-long boxes to be beneficial. Curley stood in line to pick up food boxes for his 88-year-old neighbor, Miss Mary.
“It is difficult to see that my community is in this much need, but it feels really good to see how we’re coming together to help each other and anyone who needs help.”
Your generosity is helping create new and innovative initiatives to get food to the people who need it the most. Thank you for caring for our community.
Your support gets food to the people who need it the most.
$10 can provide 40 meals for a child, senior or family in need.