The outbreak of COVID-19 has caused chaos and panic across the globe. Establishments like schools, restaurants, bars, stores, etc. have closed due to prevent the virus from spreading more. Countries have issued curfews and lockdowns to ensure the safety of their citizens. Even during a time of commotion, people from all across the world are joining forces and rallying together by helping out during coronavirus.
Yes, we have to make sure that we are safe but also make sure our friends, families, and fellow neighbors are secure as well, and that’s what many people are doing during this time. From grocery stories blocking off certain times to the elderly to making sure others have the correct supplies, communities are coming together and still giving a helping hand to others who need it.
For communities all around the world, helping out during coronavirus has been the best way to create a sense of community during this rough time. With schools closed and some families not being able to put food on the table, people have been volunteering to get meals to these people in need.
I know in my hometown, local shelters are people are helping out during coronavirus by packing lunches for students who are going to be out of school for these next couple of weeks. This may be a shock to some considering the world has been told to stay at home, but the feeling of leaving someone left behind is unsettling. We, as a community, want to come together to help those in need.
Just in the last two days, there has been a great turnout, and the school system in my county fed over 4,300 children through four distribution sites and bus delivery. Giving the circumstances that everyone is going through, this is such a beautiful thing to see.
Seeing things like this lets you know that there is still hope, and people still are giving and have caring hearts during a time of need. This is not only going on in my town but also across the states. Many cities, towns, and different communities are doing this and helping feed students while they are out of school.
Also, along with providing meals for students, significant attractions and restaurants are donating food to local food banks. Disneyland and Disney World donated an excess amount of food to food banks in different communities as their parks remain closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Even local restaurants have volunteered to give food out in this time of need, as well as NBA star Stephen Curry and his wife Ayesha Curry donated food to students in Oakland once schools shutdown.
These communities, major attractions, restaurants, celebrities, and many more, are doing their part to make sure others have food healthy, and safe during this time. It may seem like the world may be going through some hardships and that it’s divided, but when you see and hear things like this going on, take a moment and reflect and know that you aren’t alone. If you know families or students who may need food supplies reach out to your local food pantries, schools or see if any restaurants or bars are donating food, there are options out there for them.
This is a time where we as a community must come together and help each other out and keep each other lifted in the midst of this chaos. Instead of picking fights over bread and other supplies, panic shopping and arguing with each other over social media.