As the onslaught of the Coronavirus continues, some of the U.S.’s most vulnerable populations experience struggles that go beyond the health concerns that the virus causes. Many students, who previously had access to steady school lunches, are now affected by the school closures. The rise of unemployment rates has skyrocketed to levels not seen since the Recession in the early 2000’s. As of March 25, there are 54,000 cases and 737 deaths in the U.S. This pandemic seems so big that we feel powerless to stop it. However, there are ways that we can help vulnerable populations in our community.
- Donate to and Volunteer at Your Local Food Bank.
- Find ways to help students who depend on school lunches.
- Support Small business that employ low-wage workers.
- Collaborate with neighbors to check-in on the most vulnerable in the community.
To the world, these might look small, but they send ripples of change through our communities. Take a second today to see how you can help your community. These are moments when we need love the most.