Unemployment crisis due to coronavirus leaves families in jeopardy.
The impact of the coronavirus with loss of income has led to a roller coaster for many Alexandria families who have fallen behind on their rent.
ALIVE! serves as the City’s basic food resource for people in need through many programs targeting specific populations.
Ann Patterson, Food Program Director for ALIVE!, says that the first week after the pandemic was announced, they packed for 400 in their regular food distribution but 1,100 families showed up.
Five yellow school buses and two vans line up outside door 34 at T.C. Williams every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. for meal deliveries to Alexandria children.
Pop-up grocery moves from Christ Church to Personal Delivery Services with daily food deliveries to people falling between the cracks.
The regular Thursday morning pop-up grocery at Historic Christ Church has been closed for the last three months and transformed into a delivery service.
Susan O’Malley chases her brown tabby, Mikey, across the hardwood floor in the dining room overlooking the Potomac with a bottle of 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide to clean up Mikey’s mess. “He is really my bad boy.”
“Stay home. Wash your hands.”
AniMeals’ monthly deliveries provide food for needy animals.