Areas dealing with food insecurity (being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food) are challenged during the best of times. With the onset of the COVID-19 outbreak, getting food to those who need it has become a vital priority. This is why the DRI Foundation has donated to Washington’s Bonney Lake Food Bank as part of its Global Pandemic Fund.
The Bonney Lake Food Bank is on the front lines addressing the increasing need of food for not only existing clients who are food insecure, but a new client base that has suddenly found themselves seeking its services because of the offset circumstances from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bonney Lake Food Bank provides food and support to over 3,000 people a month facing food insecurity without the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We have seen new client numbers double and project them increasing six times in the coming months should the pandemic peak,” it said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has put a burden on our operations as we struggle to ensure we have enough food to serve those who are hungry or food insecure.”
For every $1 donated, approximately 5 meals are provided to those in need.
The DRI Foundation is proud to support such nonprofit organizations in communities impacted by disasters to provide crucial assistance. 100 percent of the money collected for the Global Pandemic Fund will go to small, local organizations that are an integral part of their communities. Click here to donate.