The COVID-19 crisis has forced businesses to close, events to be postponed and caused everyday activities to come to a complete halt. As a result, food pantries and other community resources are facing an unprecedented demand as people who have never asked for assistance before now find themselves in need.
The Community Food Bank (CFB) is working hard to meet this growing need. We have been able to keep the 50+ food agencies we serve fully stocked thanks to corporate and individual donations as well as partnerships with Feeding Tampa Bay, Citrus County EOC and FEMA, just to name a few.
If you are facing a furlough or layoff, you can count on the CFB – the largest food provider in Citrus County – to keep your nearest food agency stocked and ready to serve you. While this assistance may help ease your food bill, there are also other monthly expenses you may be able to temporarily reduce.
Many companies, banks and creditors are working with their customers during this difficult and unforeseen crisis. Now is the time to ask if you can postpone making payments or set up a reduced payment or service plan. Consider contacting the following to explain your situation and see how they can help:
- Mortgage lender
- Auto loan lender(s)
- Utilities companies
- Internet service provider
- Cable provider
- Home and mobile phone providers
Reducing as many bills as possible is key during this time. Every little bit helps!
The CFB continues to need volunteers and monetary support. If you and/or your business are able to help, please give us a call today. We’ll make it through this together!