From the Narberth Community Food Bank:
Friends and Neighbors, 3/19/2020
What a difference a week makes! The challenges kept coming and have not stopped yet.
Last week NCFB asked for your help and you answered the call. We may never be able to thank you enough for your immediate and generous support!
In this time of unknowns, we have come together as one community, with a resounding response to this crisis; We will not allow our neighbors to go without. Bravo!
NCFB will be extending our Tuesday hours. Beginning 3/24/2020 we will be open between 10am and 4pm and 6pm and 8pm.
On 3/24/2020 we will begin deliveries to those who are most vulnerable and ordinarily visit the food bank in person. We are prepared to increase our deliveries as needed until this epidemic is over.
NCFB is asking for your help in three new ways
- Please check on your neighbors. If something doesn’t seem right, call the police and ask for a well check.
- Help neighbors by sharing area resource information:
- VICTORY gardens: Yes, we have done this before! We have seen the depleted supermarket shelves. Growing more food in your garden each season will help you, your neighbors and your larger community. You don’t like mowing grass anyway!
Conserve your dollars and our natural resources: We know the economic recovery is far off. You can save your funds and the environment by considering the return of clothesline, gas up only one car while we all are working from home, install a new ceiling fan, and reconsider how early the air conditioner needs to be turned on.
Emergencies notwithstanding, we will be closed to external business on Friday, March 20 as we attempt to re-focus internally on continuing to meet the ongoing crisis. Please give us an opportunity to recover and reschedule a different day for visits, calls and shelf-stable food donations.
News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, and marketing consultant at Main Line PR