Virtual Food Drive to Feed The Needy at Masbia Soup Kitchen Network by Kate Gribetz
For $54 you can give a family of four an emergency food box. My new, updated goal - thanks the great support I have gotten so far - is to sponsor at least 300 (up from 100) boxes ($16,200) full of food: protein, starch, fruits and vegetables.
"I was sitting at home glued to the TV, watching election coverage and COVID updates on the news, when a segment came on about a single mother who recently lost her job due to the pandemic, and now struggles to feed her 3 children. She cried on camera, as she showed empty shelves in her kitchen pantry that were once filled when she worked full time. She had applied to over 50 jobs, but as the pandemic raged on, no one would hire her. As a new mother, worried about all the anxieties that come with a newborn, as well as trying to keep my family safe and healthy during this pandemic, I couldn’t imagine having to worry about literally feeding my family. No mother should ever have to worry where their child’s next meal will come from, and no individual should ever be deprived of this most basic necessity. Feeling helpless while on maternity leave, away from the hospital environment, I felt compelled to do something. Masbia is an incredible organization that has been providing food for thousands of people during this pandemic, and my hope is that through them, we can continue to provide food for those in need." - Kate Gribetz