“Hello, I live in Cheektowaga and am a family of 4 (2 adults 2 children). I was wondering how I go about utilizing your services? Currently I am on leave from my job to homeschool my 7yr old and my fiancé is getting unemployment. We don't get food stamps at the moment but do need some help.” (Anonymous, 2020).
This message is the norm not the exception in the midst of the COVID crisis. Families that at one time were getting by but now find themselves struggling to put food on their table
When COVID-19 hit, over 40% of households were one emergency away from financial ruin, setting the stage for the unprecedented economic impact of the crisis. COVID became that one universal crisis and now agencies such as Resurrection Life Food Pantry are struggling to meet the need of food insecure families.