FTHF’s Resiliency Fund to Support Families in Crisis

FTHF’s Resiliency Fund to Support Families in Crisis

In this period of COVID-19, the federal government has unleashed unprecedented dollars to be directed towards some sectors of the American people. However, there are a significant number of people who cannot access those funds, including undocumented immigrants such as street food vendors whose business activities have been severely impacted by the crisis.

In response to this need, Feed The Hunger Fund, in partnership with the AKONADI Foundation has created a Resiliency Fund to support these vendors and their families, starting in Oakland, California. 

This pandemic has proven that food entrepreneurs are vital to neighborhoods’ ability to access affordable food, and yet many are struggling to survive. Several pushcart vendors have stopped selling their products because they are afraid of contracting the virus and being unable to access medical care. Most have seen their sales decrease to a trickle and some have had to remain at home to care for their children.

The Resiliency Fund will provide, on a first come, first served basis, a one-time $500 grant per family to help cover their personal expenses. Past applicants have used their grant to cover a portion of their rent and to purchase food for themselves and their children.

To Donate: To support families in crisis, please click HERE to donate as generously as possible to FTHF’s Resiliency Fund. Please write “Resiliency Fund” in the “Comments” section under “Additional Information” of your donation.

To Apply: Click HERE to download & complete FTHF’s Resiliency Fund Application Form and email it to meche@feed-hunger.com. If your computer does not support Adobe PDF, please send an original email to meche@feed-hunger.com and write “FTHF’s Resiliency Fund” in the subject line.