Friday, December 11, 2020

Coronavirus Update 12-11-2020: Food insecurity

One of the great tragedies of the COVID-19 pandemic is the number of Americans who are without enough food to eat. It is estimated that nearly 1 out of every 4 households have experienced food insecurity at some point in 2020 (up from 1 out of 10 in 2019). That's an additional 20 million households, or 52.5 Americans, who at some point this year were or continue to be unable to acquire enough food to meet their basic needs or were uncertain of where their next meal will come from. Tens of millions of our fellow Americans are going hungry because of COVID-19.

On Sunday, December 20, at 6 pm, my daughter will be playing an online gig in support of the Hunger Network. The gig is part of this month's 48 Hour Virtual Music Fest, a local monthly online concert series that supports a different cause each month. This month's Fest is in conjunction with WJCU's Blizzard Bash, an annual event put on by John Carroll University's radio station, which this year is being held virtually. 

To access the live music, you can visit Norah's (brand new) Facebook artist page at 6 pm on Dec. 20 (please give her page a "like" while you're there). Please also considering making a donation to the Hunger Network. If they meet their goal, they will be able to provide 19,200 meals to those in need in my community. If you're not in NE Ohio, consider donating to a similar cause in your town. People are going hungry and they desperately need our help.