The coravirus pandemic has left many people needing extra help to make ends meet these days. Organizations like the House of Bread in Dayton offers help 365 days a year, pandemic or not. They serve a hot, nutritious lunch to anyone who needs it with no questions asked. They've created a family dining room to provide families a place to sit together, and they can help point people in the right direction if they need more than just a meal.
Melodie Bennett is the Executive Director at the House of Bread and she sat down with Kirsitie and McCall to talk about what it is like running a community kitchen during a pandemic. New steps to keep their guests and staff safe are a huge process each day. Donations of food from the community and local groceries keep the HOB running but how do they provide for those in need when a huge chunk of the population is now without work? Melodie explains how she is making it through while still providing a welcoming and safe environment.
Another big topic discussed was creative ways to donate without coming in contact with others. One suggestion is a neighborhood collection of food items. Another way to support locals restaurants and the House of Bread at the same time is to buy lunches from a local shop that can be utilized by the HOB. You'll get all the details on what you can do in the episode!
Of course, now is the time to ask for help if you need it. For contact information to the House of Bread, click here.
We are all in this together and whether you can help, or you need help, lets work together to make it through!
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