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ICYMI: COVID-19 Fears Spark Increased Need At Food Banks, BCESC Volunteers Step Up
Posted By:  Adam Marcum
Thursday, March 19, 2020

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COVID-19 Fears Spark Increased Need At Food Banks, Volunteers Step Up
Sheena Elzie | March 17, 2020

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Desperate families are now turning to food banks after coronavirus fears emptied store shelves and closed up dine-in restaurants, but one food bank and a lot of volunteers are doing something to help fill the extra need.
- Shared Harvest Food Bank making emergency food boxes
- Delivering straight to elderly, kids in need, and coronavirus patients
- Organizers working to lift requirement so more families eligible to get the free food

Hundreds are being told not to come to work over coronavirus fears. Adam Bowling is one of them.

“We were asked not to come back to the schools, so we’re meant stay at home,” said Bowling.

Instead, he came to the place that stays stocked up on food — Butler County’s Shared Harvest Food Bank —but he’s not there to get groceries for himself.

“We know the need is great, so we’re gonna be out here until we can’t lift anymore,” said Bowling.

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