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COVID-19 Response: VT Seva Cary Cares

Because of the infamous COVID-19, everyone is trapped in their houses and most are outright banned from stepping out of their houses. Everyone wants this period of fear and restrictions to end alongside COVID-19.

The North Carolina Governor reacted immediately on the COVID-19 situation and provided the Social Distance guidelines in mid-March and shortly after that he enforced the Stay-At-Home order. It was an excellent decision on his part because it is helping to slow down the spread of COVID-19. However, this decision was very troublesome for families that rely on a low-income jobs, which created an ever-increasing need for meals and resources from local food banks that were not prepared for this.

VT Seva, Cary partnered with Central & Eastern Food bank donating $800 which helped them serve 2400 nutritious meals to the community. We have been partnering with them since 2019 Summer and volunteering on a regular basis. The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (the Food Bank) is a nonprofit organization that has provided food for our friends and neighbors facing hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina for 40 years. Simply put,the Food Bank works every day to provide food to people in need while building solutions to end hunger in our communities.

VT Seva, Cary also donated $800 to Interfaith Food Shuttle of Wake County enabling them to provide meals to more people in need. We have been volunteering with them for almost a year to serve the local community needs. The Food Shuttle recovers and distributes nearly 6 million pounds of food per year, and teaches skills for self-sufficiency including culinary job skills, shopping and cooking healthy on a budget, and how to grow food.

With help of each and every one of you, we were able to do out little bit in these challenging times and continue to find ways to partner and serve in the community as the need is only growing on a daily basis with COVID-19.

Pictures were taken prior to COVID-19 outbreak.

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