Weekly Newsletter: July 26
By John Lindsay, Director of Operations
Hello Utah Crisis Food Response Volunteers. We are so grateful for your continued service to the Utah Community. Every week we hear from clients about how kind and loving you are, and how much of a difference you are making in their lives. Your kindness and charity during this difficult time is inspiring.
In order to keep you better updated on the progress of the group as well as to fill needs, we will send out weekly newsletters. We hope this creates more unity and awareness as we try to help those in great need.
WHAT YOU CAN DO
Food Box Delivery [Drivers Needed]
Every Wednesday at 10:30am, we send multiple volunteers to 1102 W 400 N, SLC, UT 84116 to pick up free food boxes to deliver to Earth Community Garden Food Pantry clients. These clients are individuals who are struggling financially and are in high risk categories for contracting COVID-19. If you would like to sign up, please click on this link and add your name/phone number, and our Volunteer Coordinator will send you all the necessary information. This typically takes one hour.
Download/Join SLACK Channel
If you haven’t had the chance yet, please download the SLACK APP and join our channel. This is where delivery requests come in and you will have the opportunity to serve people in your area and make food deliveries.
Thanks to generous donations, we are able to provide limited financial support to those who are most in need at this time. Our Financial Assistance Program allows for donations to be directed into the hands of those who are undergoing difficult financial times (laid off, furloughed, low-income, etc). Please consider a contribution of $10 to help those most affected by the economic impact of COVID-19.
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Financial Assistance Program
We are excited to announce that we have started the process of registering as a 501(c)3 non-profit. We made this decision as a result of receiving generous monetary contributions from other non-profits and businesses. This has led us to consider the most effective ways to spend donations, and we have decided to roll out a financial assistance program.
How this will work is we will start accepting applications of individuals undergoing difficult circumstances at this time (ie job loss, furlough, etc.). We will review these applications and require applicants to submit
some form of income verification. Based on # of individuals per household, we will provide a one time financial gratuity of up to $300. We are excited to work together with the community to help take some of the stress and load off of those undergoing difficult circumstances. For more information, visit our website: https://www.utahcrisisfoodresponse.com/assistance