This week we had the absolute please of contributing to DC’s Food Bank. Thanks to the the contribution of many of my family, friends and past clients we were able to collect dozens of items of food and over $1,000 in funds to purchase food and other essentials to donate. During this pandemic, the economic downfall effect has been exponential. Many people have lost their daily income and some even lost their job. The elderly are the most susceptible to get complications from the virus, and therefore must practice self quarantine. The children of low income families have lost the access to their daily lunch from school. 

The Capital Area Food Bank has the mission of providing more than 30 million meals every day. During this time demand is peaking and there is a decline in donations and volunteers. This means that all 450+ nonprofit patterns who benefit from the donations of these institutions are also suffering. I certainly hope our contribution can help and the spread of word can help raise awareness on the need there is now more than ever to advocate and care for the welfare of all.

I would also like to recommend other institutions you can support who are currently working their hardest to provide for those more affected.

Center of disaster Philanthropy Covid-19 Response Fund: Help CDP support preparedness, containment efforts, response and recovery activities for those affected by COVID-19 and for the responders. You can donate HERE

CoronaVirus Relief Fund: Your donation to this fund will support immediate and long-term relief and recovery in vulnerable communities during one of the most challenging times we have collectively faced. You can donate HERE

Red Cross Blood Donation: Healthy Individuals are needed to donate now to maintain a sufficient supply. Make an appointment HERE, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to find a local donation site. 

Restaurant Worker’s Community Foundation: It has established a relief fund for individual restaurant workers facing economic hardship during the pandemic. You can donate HERE

CDC Foundationenables CDC to strengthen critical global health security needs and respond immediately to public health emergencies such as the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19). You can donate HERE

Salvation Army: Ensures people have access to food, shelter and child care through its nationwide network. You can donate HERE

Feeding America: Donations to its COVID-19 response fund will help food banks across the country support the most vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. You can donate HERE

Boys and Girls Clubs of America has the mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. You can donate HERE

First Book: As schools have shut down, this foundation delivers millions of books as an effort of helping to keep kids healthy and continuing to learn. You can donate HERE

Meals on Wheels: Delivers nutritious meals to the country’s most vulnerable seniors. You can donate HERE

No Kid Hungry: During the pandemic, this institution plans on helping feed the children who have lost access to their school’s daily free lunch. You can donate HERE

Maryland Food Bank: You can donateHERE

Virginia Food Bank: You can donate HERE

This week we had the absolute please of contributing to DC’s Food Bank. Thanks to the the contribution of many of my family, friends and past clients we were able to collect dozens of items of food and over $1,000 in funds to purchase food and other essentials to donate. During this pandemic, the economic downfall effect has been exponential. Many people have lost their daily income and some even lost their job. The elderly are the most susceptible to get complications from the virus, and therefore must practice self quarantine. The children of low income families have lost the access to their daily lunch from school. 

The Capital Area Food Bank has the mission of providing more than 30 million meals every day. During this time demand is peaking and there is a decline in donations and volunteers. This means that all 450+ nonprofit patterns who benefit from the donations of these institutions are also suffering. I certainly hope our contribution can help and the spread of word can help raise awareness on the need there is now more than ever to advocate and care for the welfare of all.

I would also like to recommend other institutions you can support who are currently working their hardest to provide for those more affected.

Center of disaster Philanthropy Covid-19 Response Fund: Help CDP support preparedness, containment efforts, response and recovery activities for those affected by COVID-19 and for the responders. You can donate HERE

CoronaVirus Relief Fund: Your donation to this fund will support immediate and long-term relief and recovery in vulnerable communities during one of the most challenging times we have collectively faced. You can donate HERE

Red Cross Blood Donation: Healthy Individuals are needed to donate now to maintain a sufficient supply. Make an appointment HERE, or call 1-800-RED-CROSS to find a local donation site. 

Restaurant Worker’s Community Foundation: It has established a relief fund for individual restaurant workers facing economic hardship during the pandemic. You can donate HERE

CDC Foundationenables CDC to strengthen critical global health security needs and respond immediately to public health emergencies such as the current novel coronavirus (COVID-19). You can donate HERE

Salvation Army: Ensures people have access to food, shelter and child care through its nationwide network. You can donate HERE

Feeding America: Donations to its COVID-19 response fund will help food banks across the country support the most vulnerable communities affected by the pandemic. You can donate HERE

Boys and Girls Clubs of America has the mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. You can donate HERE

First Book: As schools have shut down, this foundation delivers millions of books as an effort of helping to keep kids healthy and continuing to learn. You can donate HERE

Meals on Wheels: Delivers nutritious meals to the country’s most vulnerable seniors. You can donate HERE

No Kid Hungry: During the pandemic, this institution plans on helping feed the children who have lost access to their school’s daily free lunch. You can donate HERE

Maryland Food Bank: You can donateHERE

Virginia Food Bank: You can donate HERE