CAN's first two weeks of emergency relief were a whirlwind. From mastering virtual staff meetings to distributing 10,000+ meals and plenty of extra deliveries worth of groceries, we are doing our best to respond and adapt to these new challenges. Pre-pandemic CAN distributed and served about 19,000 meals annually 🤯.
That being said, this crisis is far from over. Social distancing measures will likely remain in place for the rest of the school year and will continue to impact CAN families for months to come. CAN plans to continue providing children and families with the food they need over that time, and we're also hard at work to offer students with at-home enrichment activities while our After School Programs are closed with 1,000's of educational and arts and crafts kits delivered in just the first 2 weeks!
Within 4 days of our first anonymous $10,000 match donation being fully matched, another family has stepped up to keep the momentum going! We are kicking off our second match campaign to raise funds for our COVID-19 response. This time Mike and State Rep. Donna Lasinski have generously offered to match donations up to $10,000. That means that your contribution today will have double the impact for kids and families in need of food and educational resources.