Social Action Opportunities – Coronavirus Edition

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ACTION

MEALS ON WHEELS

Age Well’s community meals program needs drivers during this coronavirus crisis. Help those trapped at home who cannot get out to do food shopping. Time commitment of about 2 hours once a week. Contact Laura Need at Age Well either by email or at 802-662-5273

PASSOVER FOOD DRIVE FOR SOUTH BURLINGTON FOOD SHELF

The coronavirus has increased need to provide food support for members of our community. Bring food donations directly to the Food Shelf at 356 Dorset Street, on Thursdays between 9:30-11:30 AM. Most needed: jams, jellies, coffee, cereal, rice, toiletries, canned fruit and a separate bag noted s perishable for cheese, meat fruit, veggies. Visit the Food Shelf website to make a donation or volunteer.

DONATE BLOOD OR VOLUNTEER

There is a desperate shortage of blood and blood drive volunteers. The Red Cross has instituted special precautions to ensure that you and the health providers are as safe as can be. PLEASE visit redcrossblood.org to learn more, and help out in any way you can. If you are eligible and healthy, please make a blood donation appointment as soon as you can by visiting the website or downloading the Red Cross blood app for your mobile device. To discuss volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer coordinator Alice Drislane.

RESOURCES

HUNGER FREE VERMONT

If you have any concerns or questions related to food for yourself, family, or members of your community during this crisis, Hunger Free Vermont has created a web page dedicated to preparing for the impacts of COVID-19 on food access in Vermont.

NEED HELP YOURSELF?

Need help with shopping, pressing repairs at your home, pet care, etc.? Contact the Chaverim Committee or the Social Action Committee.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ACTION FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Let us know what actions you are engaged in. Suggest actions the Committee should consider. Contact the committee chair.

JOIN OUR TEMPLE SOCIAL ACTION EMAIL LIST

Add your name to our committee mailing list to receive meeting minutes, occasional articles, and action opportunities. And join our meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month(6:00-7:00). Contact the Social Action Committee for more information.