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Many homeless people in New Orleans lack necessary food and supplies due to Covid-19.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, a national study states that homeless people are about three times more likely to die from the virus than the general human population. There has been an increase of Corona virus among the homeless due to a lack of food and sanitation. Local leaders have issued an evacuation order for the homeless to stay at designated areas provided by the state government. Therefore, there has been a shortage of food due to the higher population of the homeless in shelters.
Most homeless people experience malnutrition. Some homeless that are eligible to have food stamps cannot receive enough food because the services provided to them are limited. Many food banks have shut down due to the lack of volunteers. Therefore, food banks and shelters that provide free meals are giving smaller portions.
Our actions will reduce hunger & provide funding to the homeless shelters & food banks in NOLA
We plan to use our food and money donations to support the New Orleans Mission Homeless Shelter and the Second Harvest Food Bank. According to the Second Harvest Food Bank, “We estimate that the immediate need for food has increased by more than 40%.” because of the virus outbreak.
Every member of the New Orleans EKAM youth group will raise money through this Caring crowd online fundraiser as well as collecting food donations. Due to Covid-19, collecting food donations will be a challenge, so each member will organize a local food drive where neighbors can donate canned goods. As a team, we will deliver all the canned goods we collected to the Second Harvest Food Bank. We will also hand over a check of all the funds we raised to the New Orleans Mission.
By donating $25, you can put food on a family’s table
The homeless of New Orleans face a lack of food and nutrition everyday. With Covid-19 on the table, they're weaker than ever. The money you donate will feed hundreds of homeless families in the New Orleans area. On average, 150,000 tons of food is wasted per day in American households. With the amount of food that has been wasted, the majority of the homeless population could have been fed. During this time, it is important to look after our fellow community members who need our help.
80%-For New Orleans Mission
17%-For Second Harvest Food Bank
This displays the maximum incremental additional funding the campaign could receive (Maximum Funding Amount (MFA) less Minimum Funding Goal)). For example, if the MFA is $100,000 and the MFG $10,000, it would show the difference of $90,000 here.
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