Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Coronavirus

Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Coronavirus 1741 1097 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Friday, August 7, 2020

Your food bank continues to juggle supply and demand issues. We are ordering food at a pace of $300,000 a week and yet not receiving the food at the same rate. Reason being, there remains tremendous disruptions in the supply chains and we are told by our partners that they cannot predict when the supply chain will correct itself. These inconstancies in the supply chain are placing an increased burden on our ability to provide food. And yet, the demand for food continues to increase. If you are looking for food, please click here.

We live in the space of juggling the relentless demand with the unpredictable fluctuation of the food that we can source. This week we rescued 244,372 pounds of food from our retail partners and distributed in our five-county footprint 902,470 pounds of food. Adding to the equation is the uncertainty of how long our supply channels remain disrupted and how long we can continue to count on the generous support of our community. Our community has helped us face this tremendous challenge and we are so grateful. This week, 389 volunteers gave your food bank a total of 1,303 hours in which they packed thousands of food kits that they helped us distribute at our drive-thru distributions.

Working together, we are making a difference. We are reminded that we cannot do this critical work alone. If you are well, able, and willing to volunteer, please click here to sign up.

Thank you for being our helpers. Together, we will prevail in our mission to lead our community in the fight to end hunger.

To support our efforts, please click here.