It’s happening in every single community in the country. Thousands of people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and for those people already living paycheck to paycheck, they now have to make the choice between food, bills or medicine.
The people affected might be your co-workers, family, friends, and neighbors. But people in our communities like the elderly, the disabled and children are also affected as are the people that serve our communities.
Covid19 doesn’t discriminate when it comes to who gets infected, but it also doesn’t discriminate as far as who gets affected economically even if they don’t contract the virus.
We’re thankful our paychecks haven’t stopped. We’re thankful we still have a job. And we want to make sure our communities don’t go hungry.
The Feeding America network is the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States including in times of disasters and national emergencies. All eligible donations made by VMware employees to this fund will be matched.
Whether it’s a dollar, 5 dollars, 100, or a 1,000, please donate. Every bit helps, and a monetary donation or online fundraiser is one of the most efficient and effective ways to support your local food bank in a crisis situation.
But don’t let it stop with you. Pass the plate and challenge your colleagues, family and friends to also join in donating by tagging them and challenging them and even having them record a video of themselves passing the plate.
The most vulnerable people in our communities need us now more than ever, so let’s be EPIC, and do what we can to help.
It’s your turn now!