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File #: 20-158    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 3/20/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 3/24/2020 Final action:
Title: Information on Community Resources for Food Distribution during the COVID-19 Pandemic. PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is to provide the Town Council with information on community resources for food distribution for those with the greatest need in the Town of Carrboro during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Attachments: 1. Attachent A - Food Distribution Memorandum - COVID 19
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Information on Community Resources for Food Distribution during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

 

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this item is to provide the Town Council with information on community resources for food distribution for those with the greatest need in the Town of Carrboro during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community Services

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: Rebecca Buzzard, Housing and Community Services Director, 919-918-7438, rbuzzard@townofcarrboro.org

 

INFORMATION: Several questions, comments, and requests for additional information regarding food distribution for those with the greatest need have been made by Council Members since the spread of COVID-19 to North Carolina. Attachment A is a memorandum providing detailed information about free or reduced cost food service and delivery in the community.

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT: At this point there is no fiscal impact. Staff is working closely with Orange County, Chapel Hill, and local non-profits to identify and address gaps in food distribution to community members in need.

 

RECOMMENDATION:r Staff recommend the Council receive the memorandum and provide feedback and guidance.