ALIVE! is providing food at a number of free distributions this week, and needs volunteers to help pack groceries for food-insecure homes in Alexandria with COVID-19 positive residents.
“We need volunteers to pack shelf-stable food to distribute to people in quarantine,” ALIVE! Executive Director Jennifer Ayers told ALXnow. “We’re also ready to go with four food distributions this week.”
Volunteers can sign up through Volunteer Alexandria. The packing position is unrelated to the other grocery packing volunteer efforts, and volunteers will have to have their temperatures taken before working, and gloves will be provided.
ALIVE! Meal Distribution This Week
On Thursday, ALIVE! will partner with World Central Kitchen for its weekly food distribution, which will be held at William Ramsay Elementary School at 5 p.m.
On Saturday, the nonprofit will also conduct drive-thru and walkup distributions from 8:30-10:30 a.m. in the parking lots of Cora Kelly School and John Adams Elementary School. People who walk to the site are asked to observe social distancing.
Last month, ALIVE! distributed more than 98,000 pounds of food, and is also giving food to more than 500 individuals stuck at home, as opposed to an average of about 200 families before the crisis. Additionally, the nonprofit is delivering meals to more than a dozen homeless individuals being housed in hotels in the city.
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