Many people find themselves unemployed with the current business closure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
And for some families and individuals that means food insecurity.
That is why the Food Bank of Siouxland has seen a large increase in pounds of food distributed since the beginning of the pandemic.
Food Bank of Siouxland is a food supplier for non-profit agencies in Siouxland, including places such as food pantry, homeless shelter, and public kitchen.
Linda Scheid, executive director of the Food Bank of Siouxland, said they had distributed the amount of food over the past month.
He said the previous highest distribution was 275,000 pounds of food.
That was last October.
But in March they distributed 382,000 pounds of food.
“So, we not only broke the record, we exploded. More than 100,000 pounds more in a month is just confusing for us. This is a challenge to deal with, but it’s so good to know how many people we have can help,” Scheid said. .
Scheid said the best way now to help the Food Bank of Siouxland is to make a monetary donation because they buy more food than they have ever had before.
You can do this by clicking here.
Scheid says they can still use volunteers too, but they take social distance very seriously, and you must be in good health.
To learn more about that, you can click here.
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