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The Truth Hurts. It Also Helps.

Times are tough. There’s simply no way around that truth.

A silent killer forces distance to our lives when what we crave most is closeness. Voices of inequality rise above our streets. Families try to adjust to a new normal that is anything but normal.

The truth is, people are scared.
The truth is, people are angry.
The truth is, people are hungry.
The truth is, we don’t know how long our lives will be like this.


Our Temporary “New Normal.”

Our normal day-to-day meal-packing is obviously on hold for the time being, but the staff and volunteers at Meals From The Heart are still working to help keep our local food shelves stocked.

The need for healthy food is on the rise, so is the desire to work together to help our neighbors. Until we can again gather to pack meals, here are a few things we’re doing to keep up the good fight against hunger during the coronavirus crisis?


The Pandemic Within The Pandemic – Food Insecurity For Seniors

This health pandemic is taking a devastating toll on our senior population. We all know that our seniors are the age group most at risk when exposed to the coronavirus. But, many seniors, especially those in poverty or on a fixed income, suffer the effects of the health crisis without ever being exposed to the disease.

According to a 2020 report using 2018 data, 5.3 million seniors in the United States were food insecure. Those people are even more vulnerable during the pandemic.


Skipping Meals Should Not Be The “New Normal.”

While this pandemic continues its dreadful grasp, the hope of us getting back to our “normal” lives any time soon is almost unimaginable. As the effects of the pandemic linger into the summer months, for many of us our “new normal” means rethinking vacation plans, eating out less, working from home, and missing out on summer concerts and festivals.


Together, We Can Make A Difference.

Dear colleagues, partners, and friends,

Like you, our hearts are broken by the horrible killing of our community member George Floyd. Just as heartbreaking is the knowledge that this is not a unique occurrence. Rather it is yet another manifestation of the systemic issues with which our nation is plagued.


Meals From The Heart