A message from Foodshare:
While none of us know exactly what will occur over the next few weeks, we did want to share the following information with you:
- Foodshare is already seeing a dramatic decrease in our volunteers due to many businesses canceling outside activities. We ask that if any high school or college students are available to volunteer over their extended break and are symptom free, please consider signing up to volunteer at www.foodshare.org/volunteer.
- Our Hunger Action Team Symposium originally scheduled for April 2nd has been cancelled.
- Our Walk Against Hunger (our single largest fundraiser of the year) is thankfully a very long 58 days away and is still proceeding as normal.
- There is an increasing likelihood that public school districts in our service area will close in the weeks ahead. If/when that happens, we can expect increased demand at our pantries and longer lines at our Mobile Foodshare sites.
These are uneasy times for all of us and for those we serve. The one thing that we do know, though, is that our community always comes together to support our neighbors in need... and this time will be no different. While we expect to experience significant financial and emotional strain in the weeks ahead, our commitment to those we serve remains strong