During the COVID-19 coronavirus emergency, food banks have become a vital resource for those struggling with sudden job losses and reduced capabilities to provide assistance for their families. To this end, the DRI Foundation has used the Pandemic Relief Fund to donate to several food banks.
Among those donations are the Food Bank For NYC, which responded, “As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, your donation helps the Food Bank reach the one in five New Yorkers who relies on our programs and services – from food distribution to income support and nutrition education. None of the work we do would be possible without generous friends like you. And we hope our partnership – ending food poverty in our five boroughs – continuity for many years to come!”
The Daily Bread Community Food Pantry has also received a donation. DBCFP works to eliminate hunger in the Perkiomen area of southeastern Pennsylvania by providing residents in need with programs that provide food, promote the value of nutrition, increase self-sufficiency, and instill hope. In doing so, Daily Bread Community Food Pantry helps to ensure that food relief has a more meaningful, enduring impact.
Another donation recipient is the Northern RI Food Pantry, a member agency of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. It provides high-quality foods and services to individuals and families in the Northern Rhode Island area to sustain and enrich neighbors in need so they can become as self-sufficient as possible and to improve their quality of life. “We are an all-volunteer, community-supported organization which offers a safe, respectful, welcoming, and compassionate environment to those it assists.
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.