Slowly, communities adapt to this uncertain situation that the whole world is experiencing together. The country is trying to open up more and community leaders are striving to do so in the safest possible way. However, the number of people still out of work is staggering, and families struggle to eat. Since the beginning of the stay-in-place order, we've been working to help all the families we can, especially during the "home school" period. Since the beginning of June, over 200 families have signed up with our COVID-19 Family Assistance Program. While most families have signed up with their children's schools during the school year, we offer the program to anyone in Alameda who could use the help.
We've just joined forces with CASA (Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda), a community coalition that raises awareness toward programs that make Alameda a more sustainable city. Some of their initiatives include clean energy, climate control education, green schools, and zero waste. They are also involved with delivering Alameda Hospital's frontline staff meals. CASA is accepting donations through its site for meal purchases that will go toward families who are in need.
Our program is run entirely by volunteers who will practice safe, no-contact food deliveries 2-3 times a week. One hundred percent of all donations will be used to purchase meals from local restaurants that signed up as a supplier in our Family Assistance Program. If you are an Alameda restaurant looking to supply paid meals for this program, please contact email@example.com.
Teaming up with CASA will help reach more Alameda residents struggling to feed their families during this pandemic. We are more than excited to be working with them! Thank you, CASA, for all the great things you do for our incredible community!