Food Resources: Find your nearest food bank using the map below.
Face Masks: The CDC recommends the use of face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19. Directions on how to make a simple, no-sew face covering can be found here. Please note that face coverings are not recommended for young children (age 2 or younger), those with breathing difficulties, or those who cannot remove the mask without assistance. For more information on face coverings, please refer to this link.
Unemployment Information: The United States government has expanded several of their unemployment guidelines to further assist Americans during the pandemic. Here is a list of current unemployment resources that you may find helpful:
- State Unemployment Benefits: If you are currently out of work, you may be eligible for your state’s unemployment benefits. Visit this link to locate your local unemployment office and file for unemployment. Note: Unemployment benefits have been extended for an additional 13 weeks and now includes an extra $600 per week. Self-employed workers are also eligible to receive unemployment benefits during the pandemic.
- Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Under the CARES act, individuals earning $75,000 or less will receive a one-time $1,200 payment, whereas those earning between $75,001-$99,000 will receive a partial payment. Married couples filing joint returns with incomes of $150,000 or less will receive a $2,400 payment, and couples earning more than $198,000 are not eligible to receive payment. Additionally, parents of qualifying children are eligible to receive a one-time payment of $500 per child.
- Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): TANF is a federally funded program which helps families experiencing temporary difficulties related to food, housing, home energy, child care, and/or job training. As each state has different guidelines regarding eligibility, please refer to this link to locate your state’s TANF office and contact information.