With COVID-19 continuing to spread, and millions of Americans still out of work, one of the nation’s most urgent problems has only grown worse: HUNGER.
In communities across the country, the lines at food pantries are stretching longer and longer, and there’s no clear end in sight. Before the pandemic, the number of families experiencing food insecurity — defined as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life — had been steadily falling. But now, as economic instability and a health crisis takes over, new estimates point to some of the worst rates of food insecurity in the United States in years.
With that in mind, beginning November 18th through November 25th, all Honigman offices will be participating in a Virtual Food Drive benefiting a food bank regional to each office. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a virtual food drive is a safe and convenient way to collect donations online, while also still providing great benefit to people in need.
• Safe and Convenient – no need to grocery shop or deliver items in to the office.
• Green – no costs to the food banks for supplies, transportation or fuel.
• Effective – the food banks can use their buying power and relationships with food distributors to purchase food well below retail price.
• Fast and Easy – you may use any major credit card for payment on a secure site and receive an e-receipt confirming your tax deductible donation immediately.
In the Southeast Michigan area, Gleaners is able to provide three well-rounded meals for every dollar donated, so, literally, every dollar makes a difference! The firm has set a goal to collect $5,000 firm-wide by Thanksgiving, so please contribute any amount that you are able.