Last week, the New York Times posted an
that sharing food during the pandemic is safe if we follow all the protocols that we've always followed at Kitchen Angels:
- Adhere to food safety guidelines and consider allergies;
- Arrange for contactless delivery or pickup;
- Pack and unpack the food wisely; and
- Don't stress.
As for the virus, the article concludes,
"Take a deep breath and remind yourself that the chances of catching or transmitting the virus from food or its packaging is unlikely."
Eliminating all risk of catching the virus will never go away completely, as this
article from the BBC
points out. But the authors remind us,
"In a world where COVID-19 remains present in the community, it's about how we reduce that risk, just as we do with other kinds of daily dangers, like driving and cycling."
There's a lot to know and there's still a lot to learn. Each of us has to find our own comfort level with the risks and choices our new realty presents. And each of us has to find our own path, just as Nat did. But I believe that, as we learn more about the virus and how to manage this strange new universe, we'll figure it out. We'll learn, we'll create, we'll adapt, and we'll move forward with our lives.
Resilience and adaptability are some of the characteristics that make the Kitchen Angels family remarkable. This comment from a client is a beautiful reminder of that:
"Thank you from the depths of my heart for who you are and
all that you do to help make our world a better place."
To each Kitchen Angels volunteer, thank you.