At this time, New Yorkers have understood that they have to stay home to contain the transmission of the Novel Coronavirus. However, the measures taken by the authorities are negatively affecting the lives of many people, specially the ones that depend on their day-to-day salary to survive. So if you want to help out, here are some local and national programs:
No Kid Hungry
For many kids, school meals are the only healthy food they can depend on. With Coronavirus forcing school closures, children in need will miss more than 101 million meals this week alone. No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, that are making sure kids in America get three meals a day during this difficult time. Donate here!
Due to restaurant closures and the restrictive measures of operation for these establishments, thousands of hospitality workers are out of work. IGC Hospitality has launched a program called Family Meal to provide FREE meals to NYC workers in this industry. These are people who have dedicated their lives to taking care of others. Now, we need to take care of them. Each meal costs approximately $6, so you can have a sense of how many meals you can provide with your donation. Donate here!
Citymeals on Wheels
If you want to help your local elderly population, consider Citymeals. This NYC organization is helping the elderly and those who are too sick to cook or shop for food. They are preparing 250,000 meals in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Donate here!
The Bowery Mission
This organization has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since the 1870s and during this difficult time, their work is more important than ever. Since restaurants at The Seaport District suspended their operations, they donated approximately 400 pounds of perishable items to The Bowery Mission. Donate here!
We are all facing difficult times. But for some of us, the results of this crisis will be much worse. Help out, if you can!