Meeting Diverse Nutritional Needs

Our Food Bank continues to distribute groceries during COVID-19. During the week, we provide grocery items to 700 individuals and deliver groceries to roughly 100 households, of which 40% are people who are homebound because of varying circumstances.

Each week, our Food Bank staff receive voicemails and emails from these households letting us know how helpful it is to have the option to receive weekly grocery deliveries. In particular, one family emailed to request a wider variety of fresh items due to existing dietary restrictions.

In that same week, our Food Bank staff responded by coordinating with Pacific Coast Foods to receive a weekly delivery of roughly four pallets that included boxes of fresh produce and dairy items. Produce ranged from strawberries to kale, celery, and cauliflower. The dairy boxes contained milk, cheese, and yogurt. We are grateful we can meet the diverse nutritional needs with help from our partners for our neighbors.