14 Apr COVID-19 Update: 4/14/2020
BEAM’s Updates to the COVID-19 Pandemic as of 4/14/2020:
To date, we have assisted 102 households with emergency financial assistance for April rent payments, representing a 50% increase over the month of March.
Highlights from last week include:
Distributing more than 13 tons of food to BEAM pantries and local partners in need
Assisting hundreds of BEAM food pantry clients and transporting groceries to seniors for home delivery
Aiding military families by providing baby food to the Jacksonville USO
Providing Finegan Elementary School families goods including Cinotti’s bread and Atlantic Beach Urban Farms lettuce
In the News, BEAM’s COVID Response Profiled Here:
The Florida Times-Union – BEAM distributes 50,000 pounds in March
News 4 Jax – How you can help food banks
First Coast News – Buy a shirt, help feed low-income families
How You Can Help:
We are no longer accepting food donations, and encouraging supporters to make a donation to our “Virtual Food Drive” allowing us to buy food in bulk and minimize personal contact. Please share information about this to your networks.
Remember our thrift stores and thrift donation drop-off area are closed until it is safe to reopen.
As you know, these circumstances change frequently and we continue to make adjustments to serve our beaches area community. Please visit our website at www.jaxbeam.org and Facebook page for regular updates.
Every day we learn of more people who have had their lives drastically changed by COVID-19 and need our help. Please continue your financial support to BEAM, so that we are able to respond to the food and financial assistance needs of beaches area individuals and families.
Thank you for your support to provide beaches area individuals and families hope and help during this difficult time.