To say it has been a busy week for Food For All DC is an understatement.
We have been getting around twenty calls a day from clients and social workers. The demand for food is unprecedented. And the challenges that people are facing are dire. Wheelchair-bound seniors. A mother whose child has cerebral palsy. Seniors with autoimmune diseases. People with fragile mental health. A man with advanced Parkinson’s. These are just a few of the critical cases we encounter.
These clients have no way to get to the store, given that many are in high-risk groups. Moreover, for many, their local food pantries have closed down because of social distancing, making them even more food-insecure.
This week, Food For All DC was able to serve almost 70 households (including 51 new clients) thanks to the tireless dedication of our volunteers. The feedback from the clients has been excellent. One client said, “You are a life saver.” A social worker said, “The clients were so happy with the selection of food you provided. You have filled a wide needs gap.”
On the fundraising front, in the last 10 days we’ve managed to raise over $7000 from over 40 individual donors – plus a generous donation from one of our main supporters Planned Systems International (PSI). Now that we’ll be ordering from the Capital Area Food Bank weekly (as opposed to monthly) this will be a huge help!
We’re still in need of funds though – please share our GoFundMe campaign.
Food For All DC is committed to continue its services, and will keep you updated.
Thank you for the support.