Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter announced today that the City of San Leandro will be awarding $135,000 in City funds to assist local non-profit food pantries or other organizations that provide food or meals to help people in need as result of the covid-19 pandemic.
“Here in San Leandro we are fortunate to have a network of local non-profits that are providing food where it is most needed,” stated Mayor Cutter. “Yet many of these providers are facing a surge in demand as many of our residents are impacted by the coronavirus and related shelter in place orders. From low-income seniors unable to leave their homes to hourly workers missing paychecks and seeking help for the first time in their lives, there are many people in our community in need of support. That’s why our City is stepping up to support our local emergency food network so that San Leandrans can put food on the table for themselves and their families during this crisis.”
To address this unprecedented challenge, the City is releasing up to $135,000 in emergency funding that will be allocated directly to approximately nine San Leandro-based non-profit organizations that provide large-scale food relief to the general public. Funding recipients will include local food pantries, mobile meal service providers or other programs that provide food to income-qualified or otherwise disadvantaged recipients.
This new program is part of a larger city effort to support San Leandro’s recovery from the pandemic and the resulting economic challenges. In the coming weeks and months, the City will continue to introduce new programs to support residents, small businesses and non-profits using a combination of local and federal funds.
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