Now is the time to rise to our mission: feed the most vulnerable and needy.
Although precise predictions may differ, health professionals across the country and around the world agree: the pandemic is not over…the worst is yet to come. Yet the best of us emerges when the hurt is greatest. As the founder of World Central Kitchen wrote, “Writing in the middle of two devastating cholera pandemics in the early 1800s, the great French culinary thinker Brillat-Savarin articulated a truth we urgently need to grasp today: “The destiny of nations depends on how they feed themselves.” The coronavirus pandemic threatens to create both a public health and economic catastrophe. But we cannot afford to ignore the humanitarian crisis that is unfolding out of sight.” (editorial from NY Times by José Andrés, the Chef/Owner of ThinkFoodGroup and founder of World Central Kitchen, 3/22/20)
The issues confronting us are huge, larger than most of us imagine. Though the big picture can overwhelm us, the solution is not that difficult – take care of our corner of the world.
Our goal is to make sure the individuals and families in Wilkinsburg, Edgewood, and Swissvale have access to food during the corona virus pandemic. At last count, the Ministry feeds 150-175 people per week, and the numbers increase by 20-30% weekly. People have been laid off, fired, or furloughed, and haven’t enough funds to buy their food.
There are two ways you can help right now:
Send financial support to WCM. You will receive a receipt for you donation.
- Go to www.wcm15221.org You will see a “donate now” button on the right hand side of the page. Click on it and follow the instructions. Have a credit card or PayPal account information at hand. It is not difficult. I just donated. Take your time, the instructions are clear. Network for Good takes a fee for handling your payment.
- Make an immediate donation: Write a check to Wilkinsburg Community Ministry and send to: WCM; 702/704 Wood Street; Wilkinsburg, PA 15221
Thank you and God bless you for your generous support!
The Board of the Wilkinsburg Community Ministry.