- Though I didn’t talk about this specifically in my response, some grocery stores in the Greater Cleveland Area are opening early for the most at risk populations during the coronavirus pandemic. There are complaints, however, of not being able to find the resources they need (not necessarily referring to food) even when stores are open earlier. A huge reliance on a social network also is apparent for many in accessing food– those with pre-existing health conditions that can be isolating may become even more heavily dependent on their social support system to do grocery shopping. The stores are also closing early to allow employees to restock and clean.
- This is a list of resources available to the public on employment, where to get meals, emergency childcare, loans, etc. for those in teh Greater Cleveland area.
- This discusses what Cleveland schools are doing in order to provide free meals to those who are in need of assistance– this includes everyone whose food security statuses may have changed.
- This discusses new adaptations from the Greater Cleveland Food Bank in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak.
Also interesting, touching how how produce distribution is changing to adjust. I wonder if this is more expensive or if they are adjusting costs also? It could be an effective way to distribute food to those who can afford the extra transportation and delivery costs, but also may make that produce inaccessible. : https://www.crainscleveland.com/food-and-dining/covid-19-prompts-restaurant-food-suppliers-pivot-distribution