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Aug 17, 2020

COVID-19 August Update

Target Hunger has operated continuously since the pandemic began and has served over 12,000 households since early March. As a result of COVID-19,  all Target Hunger program operations were converted to:

Drive-thru Disaster Distributions with food loaded into car trunks for the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and clients. The disaster distributions are scheduled a few times a week throughout the service area and serve up to 300 households at each event.

Home Delivery to Seniors continued with a modification. Target Hunger no longer goes into homes, but rather leaves smaller bags with handles outside the door. Additionally, Target Hunger has resumed services at a few Senior Day-Sites that have remained open and allow safe delivery.

An emphasis has been placed on Navigation Services via Phone Calls. This was added in response to COVID-19 and the growing isolation experienced by many seniors. Target Hunger has hired a Navigation Specialist who contacts all the seniors by phone and offers friendly, helpful advice about critically needed resources and services. We've begun expanding this service to all Target Hunger clients.

These services would not be possible without the generous support of donors like you. Target Hunger is incredibly grateful for the support of our community during this incredibly challenging time. 

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