Pictured: Diana from BHP Madison, Maria from BHP Diagonal Court, Wendi from BHP Tantra
In response to COVID-19, Grocery Program Coordinators continue to organize for food justice and distribute food through their No Cost Grocery Programs.
Wendi from BHP Tantra “Oh, today was a ginormous success! And we are still delivering food. We got info on more elderly residents in need and can’t leave their homes. Nicky dropped the food off outside my door, and then texted me.
We followed the no contact guidelines and fed 30 households on that order and still had a couple of things left over that we took to Attention Homes.
We were dropping off food to a resident with kids when we were stopped by another resident asking about the food. We are taking some food for her and her family tomorrow. We drop off on the porch. No contact. Thank you.”
Mayra from BHP Broadway East Mayra receives the text from the courier, leaves the children with her husband and goes out to wait for the food. She sends the first text message to the community warning she will be packing the food in individual bags so they cannot get close until it is finished. In the end, Mayra sends another text advising the residents that they can grab’N’go the bags one at once and leave the space clear for other neighbors.
Liza from BHP Broadway West “There has been quite an uptick of food resource utilization in our building. There are several ppl out of work and many more staying home. I am currently making 17 grab‘N’go bags for residents each Wednesday and Saturday. Residents are so grateful for the food they are getting.”