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Rabobank North American COVID-19 Response Fund


Coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted the world in unimaginable ways. While we may feel isolated from our communities and powerless in the face of the virus, our solidarity and support is needed now more than ever. Rabobank has created the North American COVID-19 Response Fund on Bright Funds to make it easier for those who want to help in the COVID-19 relief efforts. While volunteering is currently complicated by the need to socially distance, directing donations to key organizations that are on the frontlines combatting hunger and are supporting health care workers in our communities, allows us to continue to assist those in need during this time. Remember that when you give, Rabobank will match your donation 100% up to $500- doubling your individual impact. Please consider donating to this fund, which spreads out the donation across the included charities, or to individual charities listed. Stay safe, stay healthy, and lend support if you’re in a position to do so.

Your Donation Supports

God's Love We Deliver, Inc.

God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. To support the health of our clients, we also provide ongoing nutrition assessment, education, and counseling. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving people in need and their children and caregivers. All of our services are provided free to clients and full of love.

As of 3/20, we have packed and delivered all 4,600 emergency meal bags of shelf-stable food to our clients.

Meals on Wheels America

Vulnerable seniors are at the greatest risk amid COVID-19. Local Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day, focused on doing all they can to keep older Americans safe and nourished in communities across the country. The costs and efforts needed to protect seniors from COVID-19 require additional emergency funds, and that is why we are asking federal lawmakers, corporations, foundations and the general public to remember these vulnerable seniors in our national response. We’re monitoring the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation and will continue to share updates as quickly as possible. In the meantime, we ask for your help.

Greater Chicago Food Depository

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, believes a healthy community starts with food. We are at the center of a network of more than 700 partner organizations and programs – food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile distributions and other partners – working to bring food, dignity and hope to our neighbors across Chicago and Cook County. The Food Depository addresses the root causes of hunger with job training, advocacy and other innovative solutions. We are a proud member of Feeding America – the national network of food banks. By working to help those most in need go from hungry to hopeful, we truly become a Greater Chicago.

Nourishing Hope

Lakeview Pantry's mission is to eliminate hunger in our community by: providing food to fill the basic need of hungry people, increasing the independence of our clients through self-help initiatives and other innovative programs, and raising awareness of hunger and poverty and working towards solutions to eliminate them.

Lakeview Pantry's vision is to be a stable presence in the communities it serves, and to be a model of compassionate, effective, and collaborative service delivery. Lakeview Pantry's ultimate goal is the eradication of hunger and poverty in its communities.


Americares is responding to the crisis by educating the public about the virus, processing requests for assistance and sourcing personal protective equipment to protect health workers most at risk. As a global organization, they are working closely with their international offices in preparation should they need to launch simultaneous responses in multiple countries. Americares is providing personal protective equipment and training health workers on the frontlines of the outbreak. Americares is also supplying protective equipment to partner clinics in California, New York, Texas and Washington state. Additional international and domestic shipments are planned. They are also prepared to mobilize medical personnel to provide surge support for overwhelmed health facilities, if needed.

Center For Disaster Philanthropy

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) has launched the CDP COVID-19 Response Fund to support preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities for those affected and for the responders. The Fund will focus on supporting local nonprofit organizations working in areas identified as having high numbers of affected individuals and those who are working with the most vulnerable populations in these areas to help build their capacity for response. These will include social service organizations focused on supporting hourly wage earners, workers in the gig economy, immigrant/New American populations, older adults, people with disabilities and other communities vulnerable to the physical health, mental health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Feeding America

COVID-19 is now in all 50 states, but so is Feeding America. Food banks across the country continue to mobilize their response to the pandemic, as they deploy new distributions, many of which are drive-through and outdoor, to maximize social distancing. The network is distributing emergency food boxes, and more will continue to reach families and individuals in need in the coming days and weeks. Meanwhile, other food banks are working with school districts and after-school programs to offer grab-and-go cold meals for children and families to help fill the gap while schools are closed.

The Giving Kitchen Initiative, Inc

The intent of The Giving Kitchen is to be the beyond-expectation resource at times of unanticipated crisis for anyone employed in the Atlanta restaurant community. During the COVID-19 pandemic, We will continue to support food service workers with compassion and care by providing financial assistance to those in crisis due to an unexpected illness, injury, death of an immediate family member or housing disaster in Georgia. Food service workers in Georgia who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and/or those who are under doctor’s orders for a mandatory quarantine should ask for help. Food service workers experiencing hardship including unemployment or underemployment due to restaurant closings are still be eligible for resource referrals through our Stability Network.

Peace of mind that we are a stronger, beloved community is the outcome we hope to create.

Operation Food Search, Inc.

As always, Operation Food Search (OFS) is committed to providing immediate food assistance to those in the St. Louis community who are in need. We are in close contact with our community food partners, local and state government officials and stakeholders so we may respond swiftly and responsibly to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. We are continuing our regular food distribution to our partner agencies, serving 200,000 people a month. We are also working with restaurants and farmers to rescue food that would otherwise be wasted and getting that food to the people who need it.
In addition, we are addressing the crucial need to feed children while schools are out by providing grab ‘n go meals for children 18 and younger at community locations. We are also providing emergency food packs at numerous school districts and independent schools, coordinating with districts to get food to the families of the students.

CDC Foundation

Funds raised by the CDC Foundation through our Emergency Response Fund will be used to meet fast-emerging needs identified by CDC to help respond to the public health threat posed by this virus. These include additional support for state and local health departments, support for the global response, logistics, communications, data management, personal protective equipment, critical response supplies and more.

City Harvest, Inc.

Designated an essential service by Governor Cuomo and New York State, we are stepping up to rescue and deliver more food to meet the need during this unprecedented time, and we’ll work hard to make sure all children in New York City and their families have enough food.
With NYC public schools closed, we know that children may lose access to school meals and families will face greater challenges affording food. Additionally, as the economic impact of the crisis becomes a reality, even more New Yorkers will be turning to us to put food on their tables. We’re already hearing that some soup kitchens and food pantries need to close their doors in light of health concerns, and we know supermarkets are struggling to keep their shelves stocked. We are committed to responsibly continuing our operations and feeding everyone who is relying on us today, and anyone who may need us tomorrow.

Food Bank For New York City Food For Survival

Amid mounting concerns around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) public health crisis, Food Bank For New York City is calling on New Yorkers to support those struggling with food insecurity during this critical time. Food Bank anticipates an extreme rise in need for food and resources in the coming weeks, particularly among vulnerable New Yorkers such as seniors with chronic medical conditions, families with children who may lose up to two free school meals each day as NYC’s public schools remain closed for at least the next five weeks, and low-income and hourly workers.

Food Bank’s Bronx warehouse remains open and trucks are on the road to ensure food is delivered to its network of over 1,000 soup kitchens and food pantries across the city. Food Bank’s Community Kitchen and Food Pantry in Harlem is temporarily suspending in-house activities at its senior program, and to-go meals and pre-packaged pantry bags will replace daily sit-down meal service and client-choice pantry service in order to minimize the risk of exposure for clients.

San Francisco Marin Food Bank

As the COVID-19 situation intensifies daily, the Food Bank is facing an unprecedented challenge to support our neighbors who are currently food insecure as well as actively preparing to support those who may now be facing hunger as a result of lost hours, wages, or jobs.
On Monday, March 16, 2020, food banks were officially named by the California Department of Public Health as an essential service provider, similar to a grocery store. Now, more than ever, our continued efforts are critical to ensuring that those with limited financial resources get access to the food they need to weather the pandemic. This week we have ramped up those efforts to overcome growing barriers to food access.

Direct Relief

Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S., China and globally to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).

In the U.S., Direct Relief is delivering protective masks – along with exam gloves and isolation gowns – to health care organizations in areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Atlanta Community Food Bank, Inc.

With each day, the effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic inflict more pain across our community. Schools across the state are closed, restaurants and other businesses are shuttered and countless workers face the reality of layoffs, furloughs and missed paychecks.

Thanks to your generous support, we are rapidly mobilizing to keep meals on the table for seniors, children and families across our community.

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