The Rescue Operation Bridging a Food Access Gap in California
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But now, one month into the COVID-19 crisis, things look a bit different at the White Pony Express facility, where about a dozen volunteers wearing masks and gloves tackle a variety of tasks: shucking corn, stacking milk crates, and sorting fruits and vegetables. Social distancing requires volunteers to spread out, and there are far fewer volunteers here than on a normal day...
An army of local volunteers answer call for face masks
ors Around Town, White Pony Express and those who work in grocery stores such as Diablo Foods. They are providing masks to those managing critical business for city offices and those supporting clients at Orinda Senior Villages as well as Las Trampas Inc., Monument Crisis Center, Trinity Center, and Loaves and Fishes, Hope Solutions, Chateau Lafayette, Merrill Gardens and Belle Terre senior centers along with Shelter, Inc., and Youth Homes.
This formerly homeless man is delivering food to those in need during the pandemic
Cliff Strand Jr., a driver and coordinator for White Pony Express, now spends his days delivering food to homeless shelters and food pantries. But six years ago he was homeless and near death, having struggled for years with drug addiction.
Fund to Bring Emergency Relief to Bay Area Residents Impacted by COVID-19
EAST COUNTY TODAY
In light of that urgency, in its first round of funding, the CCRHF is extending grants to five organizations: The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano, The Contra Costa Crisis Center, Shelter, Inc., Catholic Charities of the East Bay and White Pony Express.