The COVID-19 pandemic and its continued rapid progression– have required us to react and respond to new information and restrictions every day. While we adjust to these unprecedented restrictions on our daily lives, the safety of our community and is always at the forefront of everything Jewish Federation does.
We have committed to partnering with FIND Food Bank to increase the deployment of community mobile markets. Our aim is to see that FIND distributes food to 13 cities to provide for 17,500 unduplicated children, seniors and adults each month.
As COVID-19 continues to cause a deep economic impact that is rapidly changing the scale of people who are desperate for food support, folks are frightened that their family will go hungry. People who suffer from food insecurity also suffer with housing insecurity. As this community’s safety net, we have moved forward with an ambitious “Hunger Relief” effort; we cannot leave anyone behind.
RRFMM’s serves 200-300 families with 3-5 day supply of food and also a bag of fresh produce to easily accessible sites throughout our valley. Each distribution cost approximately $3500. Let’s join together as a community to help in this initiative, as the need will continue to grow over the next several months.