This past week, Food for All DC (FFA) once again set new records. We received 25,300 pounds of food and served 2206 people in 903 households.
The volume of client and social worker calls dramatically increased from 40 to 68. Maybe the loss of the unemployment bonus is having an effect on people.
We gained two new partners this week. Food Not Bombs has been working with FFA for several years, and we simply formalized the partnership. We provided 25 grocery bags to Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC) United, a national organization working to raise wages and improve the working conditions of 13 million restaurant workers.
Through Food Rescue DC, we “rescued” three pallets of organic cauliflower from Whole Foods. That translated into 1620 cauliflower being distributed throughout DC. We heard that recipients were sharing cauliflower soup recipes in the Woodner distribution site!
Passion City Church (PPC) is no longer able to provide volunteer drivers for emergency weekday and weekend deliveries. We applaud PCC for supporting over 270 food-insecure households since the beginning of the pandemic. In the early days, when there were more emergency needs, PCC’s support was invaluable. PCC will continue to assist FFA in other ways.
30 drivers came to FFA last Saturday for 110 deliveries. Jana brought blueberry bread for the site coordinators, another baked delight.
Kevin from Mount Pleasant Neighbors Helping Neighbors is now driving the second truck every Friday. Thanks, Kevin!
FFA was granted $41,000 from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program of the Federal Government. This will be extremely helpful as our food budget alone is $15,000 a month.
Hannah, from Mount Pleasant Neighbors Helping Neighbors, started a GoFundMe campaign to support food distribution at the Mount Pleasant sites. The campaign has raised $6000 in six days!
Best wishes to all!