Update on FOCUS Detroit’s response to COVID-19
Hello all FOCUS Detroit supporters,
We are working closely with the Detroit Department of Education and Public Health officials from the State of Michigan, along with the City School District and our partner school, Greenfield Union.
Detroit City School Community District is providing two grab-and-go meals every weekday (approx. 300 daily) for students at Greenfield Union who normally rely on school lunch programs. They have asked our FOCUS community to assist in delivery of these meals to children and families who cannot make it to the school for pick-up.
FOCUS is helping by preparing and distributing weekend meals as well – in total working with the school district to provide 2,100 meals each week for children in need during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Here’s how YOU can help:
- OFFER A SAFE AND HYGIENIC PLACE TO HELP PREPARE MEALS: We are looking for local restaurant owners to offer their ServSafe certified and inspected kitchens and staff for food preparation.
- VOLUNTEER TO DELIVER MEALS: We need five drivers each day to help distribute the meals along the school district bus-route for those who cannot make it to the school to pick up their meals. Safety measures will be implemented during distribution.
- DONATE TO HELP COVER COSTS: Your gifts will help cover the cost of transportation, essential goods for seniors and the sick, upfront food costs, etc. Food is being provided during the week by the school district, however we need help covering costs for weekend meals!
If you are able to assist in any of these three categories, follow the links above or reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the health of you and the students, we are asking that the elderly and immunocompromised individuals, or those feeling under the weather to not risk their own health or the health of others while we seek to support the food-insecure of our city.
Please spread the word.
For those we serve,