October 22, 2020
Mobile Food Pantry: Supporting Our Community
COVID-19 has not just had an impact on the physical health of those in our community. Job and income losses due to the pandemic have increased economic hardships such as difficulty paying bills, putting off filling prescriptions, and greater food insecurity.
As part of its mission to help people with disabilities live more independently, The IC partnered with Care & Share Food Bank last summer to address food insecurity amongst our consumers and in the community. Eighty-five volunteers, including many of The IC’s staff members, manned a mobile food pantry in the parking lot of our main building on the fourth Thursday of June, July, and August. During these months, almost 1,000 adults and children received 28,469 pounds of food, including fresh produce, dairy, meats, and canned and dry goods.
If you or someone you know is struggling with food insecurity, call The IC at 719-425-5205 for available resources in your area. For those without transportation, you can also visit bit.ly/food-med-access to download our guide: “Food and Prescription Access for Individuals Without Transportation During COVID-19.”