Covid 19 Special Food and Health Project
The mission of the Church is to do the work of Christ. As part of a call to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world, Fiesta Cristiana has partnered with Western Wake Crisis Ministry to launch the Covid 19 Special Food and Health Project to provide food security and decrease the spread of the coronavirus among the Hispanic/Latino community in the Triangle. A grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is providing funds.
300 families will receive a food box, a certificate to purchase products from the Compare Foods store in Apex, and a Covid-19 health kit that includes: children and adult cloth masks, disinfectant gel and relevant COVID-19 information in Spanish and English from the CDC and local agencies.
Long-standing systemic health and social inequities have put members of racial minority groups such as the Hispanic population at increased risk of getting COVID-19. In North Carolina, while Hispanics make up 9.6% of the state’s population, as of mid-June they accounted for 44% of NC’s COVID-19 cases, according to a press release from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. This project aims to empower families with resources at a time when coronavirus numbers are soaring among Hispanics disproportionately.
Food boxes along with health kits will be distributed on the following dates:
- 100 Families: Friday, July 17 or Friday, July 24, from 10 am-12pm.
- 100 Families: Saturday, August 15, from 9-12pm.
- 100 Families: Saturday, September 19, from 9-12pm.
Families must live in and around Wake County. The place of distribution will be the offices of Western Wake Crisis Ministry: 1600 Olive Chapel Road # 408, Apex, NC 27502.
Compare Foods Apex and the Apex Police Department are collaborating in this project.