Filling in the Blanks (FITB), along with community partners Meals-on-Wheels (MOW) of Greenwich, Neighbor to Neighbor in Greenwich and staff from Family Centers, distributed food to local residents most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This past week these organizations came together to distribute bags of food containing breakfast items, lunch items, milk, snacks and fresh fruit to preschool children who attend Family Centers schools in Greenwich. FITB and MOW partner to provide these weekend food bags to children at no cost to families and are committed to serving the community throughout the current COVID-19 Pandemic.
“Having multiple organizations come together to help those most affected by the COVID- 19 Pandemic is necessary and essential to the community” said Shawnee Knight, FITB Co-Founder and Co-President. “We are thankful for the support of our partner agencies, volunteers and employees. Without them we would not have been able to coordinate deliveries to food insecure children during this uncertain time,” Tina Kramer, FITB Co-Founder and Co-President.
“Meals-on-Wheels is excited about our partnership with FITB to serve pre-school children in need at Family Centers. We are particularly thankful for the ability to work creatively to continue our deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic with the support of Family Centers and Neighbor to Neighbor.” Mike Goff, Meals-on-Wheels board member.
“We have not fully identified what we are dealing with and what might be the scale and scope of the ripple effect and stresses on our community. We are working with our community partners and not for profit agencies to assess what next steps might be and Neighbor to Neighbor will do its part to address any questions and concerns. We are here for the long term to serve our families in need and we are certain the numbers will grow.” – Margaret Goldberg, Neighbor to Neighbor Executive Director.
“Now more than ever, local families need a lift,” said Yenny Toone, Family Centers’ Director of Early Childhood. “With so many people out of work as a result of the COVID-19 situation, healthy food is one of those basic living necessities that is becoming increasingly difficult for people to afford. Our partnership with Filling in the Blanks allows us to provide some relief to our most vulnerable families.”
Virtual food drive taking place, to support our community and provide food support, please visit fillingintheblanks.org to make a donation or sign up or for more information.