The COVID-19 virus is significantly disrupting all aspects of our community, especially for our children. With schools remaining closed through May 4th and expectations that this will continue for the remainder of the school year, hundreds of thousands of children are living with increased food insecurity.
Our network is responding! We’ve provided over 351,000 meals to children and families in the community. Our food bags are being distributed across 31 school districts in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin and at 26 YMCA branches in Twin Cities, Rochester, and Hudson. We are preparing more than 977,000 meals to meet the skyrocketing needs. And we will be working long after that to help stabilize families.
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Children served each week
Districts in MN and western WI
YMCAs in Twin Cities, Rochester, and Hudson
Your important donation will directly support our increase in food inventory and provide meals to hundreds of thousands of children increasingly facing food insecurity. EVERY $100 MAKES IT POSSIBLE FOR 25 CHILDREN TO RECEIVE MEALS.
You can help by spreading the word to your networks. You can share our posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn; create a fundraiser on Facebook or create your own fundraising page; support organizations and businesses who are supporting our mission; or any other way you’d like to share our efforts with your family, friends and colleagues.
We are extremely appreciative of the response from the community to volunteer. To limit exposure to the public and maintain the health and safety of volunteers and staff, we are changing our packing events at our warehouse to a smaller group of return volunteers. Events will be open in mid-April, but we are continuously reevaluating based on the current situation. Check here for updates.
Our commitment to children Dig deeper on the increasingly significant need to serve children facing food insecurity and the unprecedented approach we are taking to fight for them.
Ensuring the health and safety of our network Stay up to date on the measures we’re taking to maintain the well-being of everyone involved in supporting our mission of fighting child hunger.
Frequently Asked Questions Read through our evolving list of frequently asked questions as the coronavirus’s impact on children and families facing food insecurity evolves.