The CJ team knew that their client base was likely to be at high risk for coronavirus infections, and the Grocery Delivery Program allowed them to assist folks who were struggling without putting them at higher risk.
“Food insecure individuals are two to three times more likely to have diet-related chronic diseases such as type II diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, thus increasing the likelihood of complications for COVID-19,” said Field-Kyle.
CJ’s programs contribute to decreasing the food insecurity, nutrition education, increasing the physical and mental health of food-insecure Atlantans, particularly in communities of color, and reducing the environmental burden of food waste.
Services: Concrete Jungle’s operations include a small farm in southwest Atlanta, a gleaning program on Georgia farms, nutrition education resources and a satellite branch in Athens.
How to help: Check out upcoming volunteer events at concrete-jungle.org/volunteer or email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about behind the scenes or group volunteer opportunities.
Where to donate: Visit www.concrete-jungle.org/donate
How to get help: If organizations would like to receive produce donations or purchase from the Produce Buyers Club, they can email email@example.com.
If you are involved in or know of an organization working to bring relief to the Atlanta community during the coronavirus pandemic OR you are with an organization with supplies that you don’t know where to donate, please email us at Shannon.n.Dominy@gmail.com.