The LOHM Program Updates
The Ladies of Hope Ministries has modified our programs to meet the intensified needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, Angel Food Delivery Project (AFP) services are in high demand. We partnered with City Harvest to put food on more tables throughout NYC. Thanks to weekly grocery donations from City Harvest, The LOHM can deliver groceries to higher risk families. In order to avoid exposing our volunteers to the virus, The LOHM Executive Director, Topeka K. Sam, and other LOHM staff members have stepped up to drop-off groceries. The AFP program director, Sheronda Patton, said “our team understands #foodforthepeople. We worked quickly to meet the community's needs and protect their health while keeping them fed.”
The LOHM is proudly uniting forces with other community members to support workers on the front lines. We are partnering with Greedi Kitchen LLC, a plant-based comfort food restaurant in Brooklyn, as well as the Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams, to provide meals to 400 doctors and nurses in Woodhull hospital and 600 Bellevue Hospital employees.
The women of Hope House are sheltering in place. The home is stocked with protective gear and Angel Food groceries. More bags than usual have been delivered to support the women whose jobs were not deemed essential at this time. Topeka visits on a regular basis to check-in, and cook meals. The Hope House director has also provided computer based programming for the women so that they can participate in online classes. Hope House has seen an uptick in referrals for those being released due to Covid-19.
If your loved one is returning from a correctional facility during this time, please have them fill out the Angel Food Project survey on our website so that we can extend our services.
The pandemic will not stop us from fulfilling our mission!
The LOHM Team