Merrimack Valley Food Bank Requests Donations for COVID-19 Crisis
For those of us who are looking for ways to help during this pandemic, the Merrimack Valley Food Bank is looking for donations for families in need.
Merrimack Valley Food Bank Inc. (MVFB), one of four food banks in Massachusetts, is a community-supported nonprofit organization that provides food and essential personal care items to programs serving low-income families and homeless individuals. During the COVID-19 crisis, MVFB has remained open and working with food pantries, meals programs and shelters on the front lines distributing food to those in need, providing grab & go meals and delivering food in emergency situations.
With unemployment sharply rising, MVFB is expecting to serve 80,000 people in the coming weeks, many of them citizens who have never had to request help before. These families depend on the food bank to provide them with necessities so that they can remain healthy during the COVID-19 crisis.
Those looking to help can drop shelf stable produce, perishable food donations and supermarket gift cards at the MVFB’s distribution center between Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monetary donations can be made remotely via the food bank’s website. For more information, visit the MVFB website or the MVFB Facebook page.