Since the announcement of COVID-19 hitting the Bay Area in rapid form and the issuance of “shelter-in-place,” our team at Off the Grid has quickly adapted our services and repurposed our assets to support at-risk communities, including feeding grocery store employees, low-income families affected by COVID, and at-risk seniors. Through our experience supporting those affected with recent fire seasons, as well as the pandemic, we recognize the vast importance of unifying our efforts and coordinating relief in order to have the largest possible impact. Contact us here to learn how you can get involved.
Food Insecure Individuals and Families:
Through our partnership with the Great Plates Delivered SF program, we are delivering three free restaurant meals a day to older adults in San Francisco who are at heightened risk due to COVID-19 and are unable to obtain or prepare meals on their own while sheltering in place. As of August 2020, we have served over 170k meals to more than 29k food insecure recipients, and this number continues to grow.
We partnered with the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management to feed those who tested positive for COVID-19 and did not have access to food preparation facilities. Our mobile business delivered over 22,700 meals throughout the program.
Over two days 6,200 frontline workers received meals from 22 of our third-party small businesses at two Zuckerberg SF General Hospital locations in a partnership with the ZSFG COVID-19 Fund.
Grocery Store Workers
We fundraised $15,775 (including our $5k match) which allowed our mobile Creators to serve 1,600 meals to grocery store employees at 10 locations.
San Jose COVID Food Relief Program:
Our newest endeavor is the San Jose COVID Food Relief Program, which is a temporary food program that delivers local delicious groceries to high-risk individuals for COVID-19 or those who have faced economic hardships due to COVID-19. Eligible participants can receive groceries delivered once per week. The program is free and available for qualified participants until December 30th, 2020. Learn more here.