Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Coronavirus

Harry Chapin Food Bank and the Coronavirus 756 583 Harry Chapin Food Bank

Friday, November 13, 2020

Thanks to Tropical Storm/Hurricane Eta, this has been a tough week for your food bank. It is never an easy decision to cancel a distribution, but we made that difficult call. The safety of our drivers, volunteers, those whom we serve, and employees is the bedrock of our decision-making process. We were taken by surprise with Eta, especially as the storm made a second appearance this week, reminding us of the importance of having a well-developed disaster response plan (which we have in place). Your food bank is prepared to serve those most affected by all storms and disasters once we can safely operate. Your food bank is usually first on the scene to provide food and water to those who need it.

Despite the tropical storm conditions that we endured this week, we managed to distribute 902,073 pounds of food into our five-county footprint. We are grateful to the 379 volunteers who came out this week and gave us 1,248 hours of their time. Many of these volunteers stood out in the rain, helping us distribute food to those who are hungry.

We celebrate that the storm caused minimal damage to our community. We are grateful to be reminded that in times of need, our community does a beautiful job of working together. Thank you for being our partner in helping to feed more than a quarter of a million people each month.

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