BEDS IN NEED OF ADDITIONAL MEALS DUE TO CHANGES IN PROCEDURES
Posted 06/17/2020 by Erin Molek of BEDS-PLUS
BEDS COVID-19 UPDATE JUNE 17. 2020
Thank you for your continued support of BEDS clients. After 4 months of isolation and shelter lockdown BEDS is moving our vulnerable clients into a new phase along state and CDC guidelines. We have moved clients into housing or motels and we are continuing to protect and support them during this time.
Our shelter clients have now moved into motel settings with the support of BEDS-Plus. We will continue to support them with case management and supplement with a minimum of one meal a day.
This has increased our meals needs for 40 families and individuals to 80.
Therefore we are adding the opportunity to volunteer and donate an additional meal team and/or shelf stable meals per day in addition to our regular mealtrain teams already on the schedule. .
40 SHELF STABLE MEALS
These donations can include the purchase and delivery of shelf stable meals (NOTHING THAT WOULD NEED TO BE REFRIGERATED OR FROZEN). One Hormel meal, a fruit cup and drink would be a good example of a meal.
Here are the suggested items :
HORMEL COMPLEATS MEALS $1.98 at Walmart with a protein (chicken/beef more expensive at Menards)
Instant Mac and Cheese in microwave containers
White Chicken and or Tuna flavored in pouches ( Tuna creations/chicken Creations)
Chef Boyardee pastas in microwaveable bowls
Small bottled drinks/water/juice soda
Individual chips and cereal
Please share with friends and organizations as we are in great need of these services at this time.
We couldn't continue to provide this much need support during these critical times without you!
Please contact me with any questions
BEDS CONTINUING MOTEL SUPPORT THRU JUNE AND OTHER UPDATES
Posted 05/19/2020 by Erin Molek of BEDS-PLUS
Dear BEDS Meal providers,
Thank you so much for your donations and time in helping us to continue supporting our vulnerable population during this unprecedented time. BEDS truly could not continue these programs without you. The donation of a home cooked meal, MEAL IN BAG and purchased and donated meals from local restaurants has been instrumental in the ability for BEDS to provide services the last 9 weeks. When we drop off meals to clients, their sincere gratitude is ever present and immeasurable. On their behalf and from the staff at BEDS…we sincerely thank you for your kindness.
On June 5th we will be changing our shelter operations in the West at St Barbara’s. BEDS will continue to support/move many individuals in motels, consolidate shelter clients and assist food insecure housed and at-risk clients.
BEDS will continue to provide meals thru June; we will notify you if the program is extended into future months.Please share this Mealtrain link to friends, groups and on social media outlets if you would like.
BEDS has also been able to accelerate housing clients with changes in programs due to Covid-19. I will be adding a “Help With Move-ins” sign-up on the Mealtrain for certain dates and times. This opportunity is available to volunteers who have been practicing social distancing and are able to move furniture items. We will incorporate and adhere to CDC guidelines for social distancing.
Please feel free to contact me with questions or refer anyone interested to :708.638.7818 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Engagement Coordinator