Covid-19 Resources

Community Outreach Opportunities

 

Avamere Nursing Home

  • The residents of this nursery home would love to connect with the community in some way. The administration is asking community members to possibly come by and sing or engage outside windows or sending encouraging videos to them. For more information on how best to serve the residents here, please email Shannon

Contribute to The Collective Church Benevolence Fund

  • If you are able to help others in need, please prayerfully consider donating to the COVID-19 Benevolence Fund. 100% of money received will go to help people in our city, and within our own church family who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To give, go to our website or app, click on the give button, and then select the “COVID-19 Benevolence” fund to give. Give HERE.

Taft Elementary 

  • Taft Elementary will be keeping us updated on how we can support their families. Updates will be housed here.

Food Banks

  • Food banks are in need of food and volunteers. Every dollar you donate to the Idaho Foodbank allows the organization to provide five meals. If you could spare $25, that’s 125 meals. The Foodbank says the pandemic is causing the strain to be even greater on those in need.Please visit HERE to learn more and find out how you can help.

American Red Cross

  • The American Red Cross says it currently faces a severe shortage of blood due to cancellations related to COVID-19. If you are healthy, the Red Cross can take your blood donation and has precautions in place

  • https://www.redcross.org/give-blood.html

Backpack Lunches

School Food Pantries

Love INC.

Interfaith Sanctuary

Catch Idaho 

Ronald McDonald House

  • You can help families by:

    • Contributing to our fundraiser to purchase groceries, cleaning supplies, and meals for families.

    • Donating gifts cards to local restaurants so we can order meals for families. Browse through Boise restaurants here.

    • Sponsoring a meal from a local restaurant and having it delivered to the House. Please coordinate this with Micaela.

    • Purchasing items from our Amazon wish list.

    •  https://www.rmhcidaho.org/how-you-can-help/volunteer/

NextDoor 

  • This is a great tool to reach those in your specific neighborhoods. Reach out and see what needs there might be.

Create Common Good

COVID-19 Response Fund

  • The Idaho Community Foundation, United Way of Treasure Valley and the Idaho Nonprofit Center teamed to start a fund that will provide support to “trusted organizations that provide support and services to low-income, vulnerable people and families.

  • https://www.idahocf.org/covid-19

 

Support your Local Businesses & Restaurants

 

Resources for those in need 

 

N2N (Neighbor 2 Neighbor)

Emergency Help for Families & Individuals

 

Note: All resources are subject to change as the coronavirus protocols change. 

 

Food

  • Idaho Foodbank: Food locator

  • Idaho Foodbank updates: https://idahofoodbank.org/coronavirus-response-news-and-updates/

  • Check your neighborhood school, many are offering emergency food service: https://www.sde.idaho.gov/cnp/ 

  • Sofia’s Greek Bistro in Boise : offering free to-go meals for any child as long as schools are closed.

  • Andrade’s Restaurant (Boise): free meals to kids who usually rely on school lunches.  Also, food assistance to parents who lost their jobs due to coronavirus closures. Andrade’s is looking for help to fulfill this mission. Message the restaurant on Facebook to help and call 208-344-1234 for food.

  • Los Mariachis Restaurant in Boise is offering free lunches for kids from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekday until March 30.

  • Boys and Girls Club of Ada and Canyon counties have free breakfasts & lunches for drive-thru pickup starting Thurs., March 19 until schools reopen. All kids aged 1-18 are eligible. Hours are every weekday (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.), regardless of school attendance or the free and reduced lunch status. Pick-up at Riverfront Park (Garden City), Meridian Elementary & Nampa Boys & Girls Club.

  • Saint Vincent de Paul’s food pantry on Overland Road (Boise) drive-up option. Open Mon. & Tues, 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Fridays,10 a.m. -4 p.m. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

  • Backpack Lunch app connects people who want to help to people who need help with groceries, etc. If you need help or want to help, sign up at app.backpacklunch.com

  • Expensify food reimbursement for those on SNAP

    • Purchase food as normal with your SNAP card

    • Download Expensify on iOS or Android, for free

    • Join the Expensify.org/hunger policy

    • SmartScan the receipt, which will tell us how much you paid and show that it was paid for with an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card

    • Submit it to volunteer@expensify.org

    • Set up your bank account to receive the funds

    • So long as we have funds available, we will reimburse up to $50 per family (one time), the very next day.

Finances & Jobs 

  • Department of Labor unemployment benefits: Frequently Asked Questions (https://lnkd.in/gHwHYjH) specifically for workers who have lost their jobs because of the coronavirus. See who is eligible for unemployment benefits and how to apply (https://lnkd.in/gKtvunk). You may also apply by calling 208-332-8942 and speaking to a claims specialist.

  • Need work? Click here for the Department of Labor’s employment website. 

 

Housing 

  • President Trump announced a freeze on evictions and foreclosure in the wake of coronavirus for properties backed by housing and urban development. If you aren’t sure whether you qualify please reach out to your landlord or mortgage company. 

 

Transportation 

 

Child Care  

  • Go to Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children website. They are the centralized hub for critical childcare info for families and providers. Go here: www.idahoaeyc.org

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