Today, Alabamians are thinking about food security for our vulnerable families impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic, which has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. The combination of the lack of school meals and job losses have increased food insecurity. We believe the coordination of services is critical for Jefferson County’s most vulnerable families and we are prepared to serve those in need.
People living in Alabama’s Rural communities have several risk factors that make them prone to increased hardship and injustice during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The additional cost of 10 to 30 meals per week being placed on these families along with the loss of employment is going to be challenging.
I Care Alabama is prepared to assist the Jefferson County Commission by developing a model for food and other resource distribution. We have a long history of serving the poorest families of Jefferson County simultaneously during multi-site distributions. Stay up to date with our efforts.
The COVID-19 Pandemic: The spread is rapid and moving at an exponential rate. The incubation period is long, and the recovery time even longer. It is likely that we will have more than 1,100,000 cases in the US. The loss of mobility, unemployment, fragility of poor communities and the vulnerabilities of the middle class are all results of this impending crisis.