Join the AlphaGroup Community and Help in Our Efforts to Support Feeding AmericaSEPTEMBER 9, 2020
Your neighbor could be one of the millions made hungry by the Coronavirus pandemic. Simply sign up here and we will make a donation on your behalf to Feeding America.
The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization. Together with individuals, charities, businesses, and government, they strive to end hunger.
Patch.com shared recently, “a collision of coronavirus-related economic crises is projected to push 54 million people, found in every U.S. county, into food insecurity.”
The AlphaGroup has been dedicated to supporting small businesses since our inception, and as the pandemic continues, more people we know are losing jobs, paychecks, and the ability to buy food. As hunger and food insecurity are increasing dramatically across America, AlphaGroup is helping Feeding America to provide more food on the tables of our neighbors in an ongoing effort.
Feeding America says, “the realities of the pandemic underscore the need not only for private support for the local food banks working to make sure their neighbors have enough groceries, but also for policy reform.” Specifically, Feeding America called on the Trump administration to strengthen and invest in federal food assistance programs to:
- Boost the maximum SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefit by at least 15 percent;
- Increase the minimum SNAP benefit from $16 to $30; and
- Suspend all SNAP rules that would eliminate or cut SNAP benefits for people facing hunger.
Get Involved Locally
For those who have personal time to donate, consider establishing a relationship with your local food bank. There are numerous volunteer opportunities, even in the time of the pandemic. Having those relationships with neighbors can raise general awareness of food insecurity, often right in our own communities.
As we approach a new season and a potential second wave of Covid-19 and its impact with influenza, it is critical we get involved now. If you wish to learn more about other ways to help Feeding America, please see here https://www.feedingamerica.org/take-action.
Thank you for your generous support and personal interest in Feeding America. Come back to learn how you helped AlphaGroup in this effort by simply joining our community. We are all in this together. Gratitude to you.