The COVID-19 pandemic has left many without jobs, without security, and without resources to feed their families. In response, Calvary launched Mission COVID, a project to raise funds and supplies for our neighbors most in need.
In early May, the Associated Press reported that nearly 1 in 4 people in the United States are currently food insecure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) reports a 40% increase in demand at their centers, and 1 in 3 of their clients are children.
Chiralagua, also known as Arlandria, is a mostly-immigrant community a short distance from Calvary. In recent weeks it has become a hotspot for COVID, with over 55% of tests coming back positive.
Many residents of Chiralagua work within the restaurant and service industry, and now over 50% of them are unemployed.
“Stuff the Truck!”
Calvary’s Mission:COVID has set to raise significant funds for area food banks and Chiralagua-based assistance programs.
This fundraising effort will culminate on Saturday, June 6th from 11 AM – 1 PM, when Calvary will host “Stuff the Truck!” – an effort to collect food and supplies desperately needed by our neighbors in the Chiralagua community.