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Help Fight Hunger
The economic fallout from COVID-19 has left millions of Americans without enough food to feed their families this holiday season. During these challenging times, countless of families and individuals are going hungry. Thanks to the generosity of supporters like YOU, Volunteers of America is helping thousands of hungry people in communities like yours obtain food and essential services they need during these unprecedented times.
The number of people facing hunger and coming to us for help is growing every day and many of those are children. Your support is URGENTLY needed to quickly and safely assist people in crisis during this extraordinary time. We do whatever it takes to care for the most vulnerable and feed the hungry. Your donation is vital and will make a difference. Here's what your gift could provide:
Feeding Kids While Schools Close
As schools shut down during the pandemic, VOA Southeast Louisiana has fed thousands of kids who would otherwise go hungry. Through their Fresh Food Factor Program, they are delivering 10,000 meals, six days a week. “I think it is an awesome experience,” says Fresh Food Factor’s Knyla Houston. “Just seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, and knowing that their kids are fed, it’s very gratifying. I can’t wait until tomorrow to do it all over again because we’re truly making a difference in people’s lives.”
Pop-Up Food Pantries
Food banks locally and nationally have seen large increases in demand as families have lost income from jobs during the pandemic. The various Pop-Up Food Pantries at Volunteers of America Western Washington have brought food closer and safely to those that need it the most. This Pop-Up model allows VOA to utilize the space, tables, chairs, and volunteers from our community to create a "pop up" food bank. The VOA team can bring healthy food closer to those who need our services.
Meals on Wheels
For the homebound elderly, loneliness and isolation can be detrimental. Simple things like preparing a meal can be a huge challenge both physically and financially. That is why Volunteers of America Colorado branch delivers hot and nutritious meals to homebound seniors and the frail elderly. As the pandemic continues, many seniors are relying on the assistance of Volunteers of America to provide basic necessities such as food and hot meals.