Updated: Apr 22, 2020
During these times of uncertainty it is easy to lose hope or get lost in the chaos. Although many have made jokes about having to work from home with kids, the reality of the fact is that for most mothers they do not have that option. Many mothers have lost their complete income with the closure of many businesses/services during this time. After a few mothers reached out to me I decided to change what I was going to write about for this week. As a mother, it is hard to reach out for help, because it gives you the sense of failure. But by no means should any mother feel like a failure for reaching out for help. Because it is not about where you are but where you are going and this hardship will pass. Check out my list of resources for mothers during COVID-19:
JC&FS: Kosher Food Pantry & Financial Assistance
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please make an appointment during these hours by calling (770) 677-9389. For financial assistance, call: (770) 677-9389. For transportation services call: (770) 677- 9339
Click here to learn more information about their pantry and financial assistance.
Bring Containers, they give out food to go. They offer cold cooked dinner food, hot soup and bread.
Hours: Saturday 12:00PM-2:00PM (only)
Their mission is to reduce food waste. They rescue and distribute food in metro Atlanta, since June 2014. To learn more information or contact them directly, click here to view more information.
Goodr is providing breakfast and lunch pickups for APS students through five sites. Goodr is also offering apartment deliveries.
Lastly, Goodr is seeking donations to sponsor additional pick-up and delivery services for families:https://www.goodr.co/
Find more local Georgia food banks and pantries here.
Grant for anyone experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. Must provide a photocopy of Photo ID, proof of financial standing (previous 2 months of bank statements, and proof of address (utility bill).
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies
Offers free prenatal classes for women.
Their programming aims to empower expectant families who are at higher risk for poor birth and postpartum outcomes to get the critical information and access to resources they need. Click here for more information.
Also remember, that kindness goes a long way and that simple words of encouragement can be all that someone needs. Stay healthy!