No Kid Hungry is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, April 21st, at 2pm to discuss best practices for serving meals during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Participants may register here.
Due to the trouble many people have been having accessing information on the USDA’s Meals 4 Kids website , we are posting the user-friendly map here!
Please note that some sites visible on this map indicate end dates that have already passed, but many of these sites continue to serve meals for children. We recommend contacting the meal site directly, or following up on the site’s webpage or Facebook page, for additional information.
According the the American Association on Health and Disability, “The Lakeshore Foundation is located in Birmingham, Alabama and is an internationally renowned organization. Lakeshore Foundation works closely with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL.”
Lakeshore Foundation-NCHPAD is trying to identify what people with disabilities and people with chronic conditions need most during the COVID-19 crisis. Please answer the questions using this survey link to help us figure out the best ways to support the community during this time. If you have any additional questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The questions are included to help us understand what is most needed, but if you feel uncomfortable answering a question, you can skip it. All answers are anonymous.
Please note, the survey will be active through Friday April 17, 2020.
Thank you to the Alabama Partnership for Children for sharing information about this survey with ECHA.
Governor Kay Ivey announced the launch of Altogether Alabama, an online resource for Alabama residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. The site was developed in collaboration with Opportunity Alabama, a non-profit dedicated to supporting low-income “opportunity zones” throughout the state.
Governor Ivey describes the site as “a hub of up-to-date information about assistance programs that can help businesses and workers who are hurting. It will also connect those who want to extend a helping hand to those who need help.”
The website allows opportunities for individuals or businesses in need of assistance, and individuals or businesses desiring to give assistance, to locate helpful resources quickly. The website is designed to be a comprehensive source of information for Alabama citizens navigating the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Alabama individuals in need of SNAP assistance may apply at the following link:
Individuals seeking assistance online must first create an account on the website. Printed applications are available in both English and Spanish, and they can be faxed or mailed to the individual’s nearest County DHR office, found on the map here.
Please help us to get the word out to Alabama families so they can access nutritious food for children who are out of school during the COVID-19 crisis!
Please download the flyer and/or the social media post below and let your community know about this food resource!
The Kaiser Family Foundation’s break-down of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which was signed into law on March 18, 2020 reviews some of the key provisions included in the legislation.
Auburn University’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has created and posted the following informational videos to watch and share: