Supply & Demand
Needless to say, September was Food for All DC’s (FFA’s) busiest month in our history with 78,000 lbs. of food provided to 3798 households (9382 people).
Farmers to Families Program
FFA is now a recipient of the federal Farmers to Families Box program, which is a mechanism to support farmers who lost customers in the restaurant and hotel sector. (It is also known as CFAP – Coronavirus Farmers Assistance Program)
Last Friday we received 800 box sets on 22 pallets, which included fresh produce, and dairy and meat items. As a result, we were able to provide a wide variety of food to our clients.
The food was delivered to FFA in a huge semi-trailer truck. The only way to transfer some of the pallets to the FFA truck was to commandeer a bus stop in front of UNMC on busy 16th St. during the rush hour. Take a look:
The resident services coordinator from Parkchester Apartments in Ward 8 contacted us for support for 30 food insecure residents. We will help them with weekly deliveries of CFAP food.
The Mount Pleasant Neighbors Helping Neighbors GoFundMe has now raised $12,171. This will help FFA continue to provide weekly food supplies to 650 families through three distribution points in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood.
Best wishes to all!