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Coronavirus vs. the Collinsville Food Pantry

by Collinsville Food Pantry
Coronavirus vs. the Collinsville Food Pantry
Coronavirus vs. the Collinsville Food Pantry
Coronavirus vs. the Collinsville Food Pantry
Coronavirus vs. the Collinsville Food Pantry

Summary

The Collinsville Food Pantry serves the community of Collinsville, Il. The Coronavirus has hit us hard in the donations. We are serving more families that have been affected financially. We are needing extra funds to replenish our supply. We are serving more on a weekly basis and that is going to increase as our State quarantine continues.

$8,000
total goal
$2,063
remaining
74
donors
4
monthly donors
4
months

Challenge

We have to make sure our staff, volunteers and patrons are kept safe. That meant changing our procedures. The patrons can only come once a month instead of twice. They are no longer allowed in the building. The staff and volunteers make up prepared boxes of food instead of letting the patrons shop for what they need. Also we have to comply with the health restrictions. No groups of 10 or more people congregating at one time. This has all taken a toll on the Food Pantry.

Solution

We have had to restrict all physical in kind donations from our community at this time. It is not safe to accept anything that the virus could potentially live on. We are relying on financial donations so we can purchase directly from food suppliers. That way there is limited handling of the food.

Long-Term Impact

We understand that we are in this for the long term. We are dedicated to helping our community survive this Coronavirus pandemic and come out stronger on the other side. We could use financial donations to keep us going.

Organization Information

Collinsville Food Pantry

Location: Collinsville, IL - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Kristine Cleland
Collinsville, IL United States

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