Rural Food Distribution During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The CIL’s first rural food distribution during the time of COVID was to the ARC of Bradford County. From the moment we initiated contact to build the relationship, The ARC staff were exceptional. ARC staffer, Jennifer, was ready to send out the needed information to find interested group homes and those who were in need. She was able to connect us with at least 40 new consumers in Bradford County. When we arrived, the consumers and staff were ready with all hands-on deck. We had a station for signing consumers up, check-in for those whose paperwork was complete, a wellness check-in station, and pick-up for the food boxes. We played music and had consumers dancing and singing while learning more about the center. The day was a complete success, and we gained another community family with CIL.