Each month, families with children under the age of 5, who are unable to buy food and basic supplies, come to the House of Moses in search of help. We assess these families to see if they qualify for our Family Preservation Program, but this takes time and they are hungry now. We would like to provide emergency food kits for our social workers to hand out to these families as they are waiting for more sustained help through our programs. This would be two weeks to one month’s worth of food, depending upon the size of the family.
Additionally, families who are unable to provide for the basic need of food are not able to purchase items needed to keep their families safe during this time like, soap, gloves and face masks. The second half of the project would be hygiene kits to supply this need to the families who come to us for help. These kits would go a long way to protect these families from catching this virus.