One less meal to worry about.
Creating Community Around Food During COVID-19
Here at Convivium, our mission of creating community around food has always included providing tools and education about healthy food choices to children and adults who are struggling with food insecurity. Through classes and after-school programming, we connect people to their food source by teaching how to grow and prepare their own food.
Now, as the pandemic lingers on and our in-person classes continue to be on hold, we have seen the numbers of food insecure people steadily increase, especially in our immediate neighborhood. We have seen families who have never needed support before finding themselves looking for resources to help put food on the table.
Because of this, Convivium has implemented a new meal program called Community Casseroles, which provides healthy, family-sized meals for free. To date, we have distributed over 1050 casseroles to families in our community full of wholesome ingredients – many of which we grew ourselves.
We need your help to continue!
Through a grant from the City, we received funding to launch a 12-week pilot program. Now, ten weeks later, we know how important it is to families to continue providing one less meal for them to worry about each week. We have received feedback from patrons stating how healthy and filling the meals are; how picky eaters have tried and liked new vegetables because of the casseroles; and how appreciative they are to have one meal taken care of each week.
Your donation will help to:
- Continue offering casseroles in 2021 -- we are hoping to provide up to 24 more weeks of wholesome meals!
- Increase from 100 to 150 meals each week.
- Offer another distribution site in a different part of Dubuque.
- Delivery meals to those who can't leave the home (in partnership with DuRide)!
If you are able, please make a donation to help us continue - your gift of $25 provides a wholesome meal to family right here in our community.
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