As the financial impact of the coronavirus continues to be felt, All Faiths Food Bank has reported a 120 percent increase in distribution—and a nearly 45 percent increase in new clients at its mobile pantries—since mid-March. The food bank has adapted to the crisis by changing its operations and adding resources and staff in order to expand and enhance services, and more efficiently find and feed those who are hungry.
Since mid-March, All Faiths has added employees, including benefit specialists, outreach workers, agency relations, data analysis, warehouse and transportation. Seventeen new food distributions have been added, for a total of more than 315 monthly distributions, with further sites being developed. Three new trucks have been added to the food bank's transport fleet, and communications outreach has been expanded—using methods such as targeted postcards, social media and billboards—to better reach those who may not know where to find assistance.
To learn more about All Faiths, or to find out how you can donate and/or volunteer, go to allfaithsfoodbank.org or call (941) 379-6333.