How can I get help to afford groceries?
City of Seattle
On March 20, the City of Seattle will start distributing a series of $20 vouchers to approximately 6,250 families who may be experiencing financial hardship during the coronavirus outbreak. See the new Emergency Food Vouchers to Support Those in Need During COVID-19 FAQs and blog posted on March 17.
From the City Press Release: ” Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City of Seattle will provide $5 million in grocery vouchers to help families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new grocery voucher program will provide 6,250 families $800 in vouchers to purchase food, cleaning supplies, and other household goods at any Safeway store in Washington state.”
The Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE) will distribute the grocery vouchers in two $400 installments, and vouchers will be distributed by mail as early as this week.
Personal and Organizational Donation Opportunity: From the release ” If you or your organization is interested in donating to the grocery voucher program, contact Office of Sustainability and Environment Director Jessica Finn Coven. Jessica’s direct email address is in the release link above.