What have we learned through the self-quarantine and resolve to do our part by staying home during this COVID-19 pandemic? We have learned that we are resilient, strong, compliant and caring. There are so many examples of people helping others during this time; first and foremost the health care professionals that put themselves at risk everyday to help others.
We solute those individuals that have responded to the call to help during this challenging time.
Now the call shifts to us. The coronavirus has put millions of people out of work and as a result many are struggling to put food on their families’ table. Many have turned to local food banks and programs to fill the void. And it’s great that they exist in times like this. But many food banks are experiencing critical funding shortfalls as a result of increased utilization.
In Denver, Colorado alone, Food Bank of the Rockies is anticipating needing to feed double the number of clients than usual for at least 6 months. And Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, has estimated 1 in 6 Americans could face hunger as a result of the pandemic. “Because of COVID-19, more people than ever before are visiting food banks and many of them are getting help for the first time.” So, let’s do our part. The Assured Life National Food Drive has never been more important than right now. Please consider making a financial donation to your local food bank or food program now for the COVID-19 response. Report your donations here: http://assuredlife.org/Volunteer/Food-Drive/COVID-19-Food-Fund-Drive-Response.