Saving Grace is on the forefront of a community effort to make sure kids, families and seniors have access to food during these uncertain times. As coronavirus closings lead to mounting job losses and/or pay cuts and students are out of school, the need for food is greater than ever.
In March, Saving Grace provided 90,656 pounds of nutritious food to feed the hungry. Through April 7, 37,500 pounds of food has been donated by restaurants, event venues, casinos, bars and other food vendors as their kitchens closed.
View the list of donors online.
Many of our nonprofit partner agencies, including the Intercultural Senior Center, have seen an increased need for food. While daily programs have been suspended, the center continues to offer its food pantry.
Saving Grace’s role in alleviating hunger fills a niche in our community as we provide a distribution and logistics network that connects excess perishable food with nonprofit agencies that feed the hungry. It’s a different role than what’s provided by food banks and food pantries, which are also instrumental in feeding the hungry.
During these unprecedented times, Saving Grace remains flexible and committed to responding to changing community needs for food. Read our blog post to learn more about Saving Grace’s response during the COVID-19 crisis.