Several families have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with many losing their jobs, homes, and/or loved ones. Since the start of the pandemic, FCFA has supported many families in low-resource homeless shelters, through the provision of food, hygiene kits, PPEs, and cleaning supplies.
Homelessness impacts the ability to follow COVID-19 social distancing, self-protection, and stay-at-home orders, which can further worsen existing health problems (NIHCM, 2020).
We so much appreciate the invaluable contributions of homeless shelters during these unprecedented times. Hence, our resolve to continue providing emergency relief support, especially to low-resource shelters in Prince George’s County and Baltimore City, Maryland.
FCFA'S visit to My Brother's Keeper in Irvington, Maryland. April 2020.
Visit to My Sister's Place Women's Shelter, Baltimore City, Maryland. April 2020
Our team served meals at Prince George's House Men's Shelter, Prince Georges County, MD. May 2020
Another visit to Prince George's House Men's Shelter, Prince Georges County, MD in May 2020
Food Drive in Baltimore City, Maryland. June 2020
Our team visited the Community Crisis Services Inc in Prince George's County, MD to donate food, PPEs, hygiene kits, and cleaning supplies. July 2020
In collaboration with the New Bethlehem Baptist Church and support from Gorman Farms, we packed 75 bags of fresh vegetables on September 6, 2020, for families in the Sandtown-Winchester, Baltimore area.
On September 12, 2020, at an Outreach Event in Beltsville, MD, we partnered with the Community Crisis Services, Inc. to provide rapid HIV testing and fresh produce donations to people experiencing homelessness.