FILL IN THE GAP: Community Initiative Against HungerPosted on June 19, 2020
By Belle Mead Resident James Moore
COVID 19 has impacted all of us in some way. The shutdown of the US economy negatively impacted some more than others. Proud bread-winners lost jobs. In underserved communities, schools were forced to shut down. Many students lost access to their only meals of the day. Currently, many local food banks are either stretched to their limits or maxed out. Workers who lived in the shadows, pre-COVID 19, are out of work AND are NOT eligible for unemployment benefits. These workers were already living pay-check to pay-check and had no savings to fall on. Like most of you, I asked myself, “What can I do to help those who have been impacted by COVID 19?”
About a month ago, two other families and my own banded together and started this outreach, FILL IN THE GAP. Every Saturday, from Saturday, June 20th -August 29th , FILL IN THE GAP will feed 100 FAMILIES (A FAMILY OF 5) in either Montgomery (Harlingen Church), Jamesburg (Calvary Chapel Crossfields) or Trenton (Trenton Charter School). Ten (10) Saturdays X 100 families = 1000 meals. Sign-ups for FILL IN THE GAP began last week AND we are excited with the outpouring – especially for the first Saturday. However, we need supporters/volunteers to sponsor meals: Anyone Anywhere Can Participate. Below is the link to learn more and to sign-up via Sign-Up Genius.