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How to help your community

April 24, 2020

Deliver meals

Vulnerable seniors are at greatest risk amid COVID-19. Let’s help keep them safe and cared for. Contact your local Meals on Wheels organization, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.

Donate to a shelter or food bank

During this time organizations are running low on food items, help them stay well stocked for those in need. See below for a list of shelters and food banks in need.

Volunteer to a food bank

Food banks are in great need of volunteers to help pack and sort food. They are taking precautions to prioritize volunteer safety. Visit California Association of Food Banks at www.CAfoodbanks.org.

Support nonprofits

Nonprofits of all types — especially those serving vulnerable communities — need your help. Donate to nonprofits you love, that you see helping people in need, that your friends recommend to you, and that are addressing systemic inequities and disparities. You can also consider giving to regional funds that will disburse grants to nonprofits:https://www.philanthropyca.org/covid-19-response. 

Wellness checks

Check on older neighbors with a call, text, or talk through the door.

Hygiene kits

Create hygiene kits and drop off at a shelter for people experiencing homelessness to help them stay healthy.

Donate blood

Donated blood has decreased dramatically. Healthy, eligible donors are urged to come out and give to ensure there’s lifesaving blood on the shelves for those who need it most. Visit the American Red Cross: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/find-drive.