Today, Alabamians are thinking about food security for our vulnerable families impacted by various disasters, 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 Alabama's most vulnerable families and we are prepared to help supply those affected with immediate needs.
People living in Alabama 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 has been a challenge, but together we our rural networks, we have been able to feed more than 1.8 million Alabamians.
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.