Updates: Covid-19 Disaster Response
Since the start of the Covid pandemic, excess demand on the supply chain has made it increasingly difficult to get food donations. Our usual National Parterships are facing huge demand and that leaves little leftover to donate. To bridge the gap, local businesses are stepping in and donating fresh products, free meals and fresh baked items to help fill weekend food boxes.
Our approach to feeding during this crisis is two fold:
1. We are offering meal service in partnership with the FDA to families on the free and reduced lunches program in Denton and Tarrant County. Due to the large number of organizations awaiting approval, we are still in queue for final approval, but once approved (which will happen anyday) we can begin feeding within 24 hours.
2. We are offering weekend food boxes. We are packing boxes full of food to distribute to families to help eliminate the gap in service for families on the free and reduced lunches plan. These boxes are filled with food items and vouchers to help a family get through the weekend until meal service is available.
Week of March 30th: Sorted hygiene donations to be distributed early next week. We also received permission for two feeding sites to begin operating in partnership with USDA, and were able to procure a huge load of lentils, rice and veggies to arrive early next week.
March 25, 2020 update: We distributed a bunch of weekend food packs last night in Denton to families in need, and this morning we received 14 pallets of donations to be sorted and distributed as part of food and hygiene packs. Last weekend a local business stepped up and donated 3,000 fresh tortillas, and the Keller CFA gave us 600 free chicken sandwich vouchers to provide as meals for families. We are so thankful for our local community and the way they are stepping up and helping so many. Find out more about how you can help.
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