Check out this very powerful video featuring nine current and former Disney on Broadway cast members. They virtually perform Alan Menken’s “Go the Distance” to honor food bank workers, volunteers and struggling families on ABC’s “Day of Hope.” on Good Morning America.
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 400,000 people and killed at least 13,000 in the United States so far. With unemployment levels rising and millions of children unable to receive free or reduced-price school lunches due to school closings, more people are now facing hunger because of this crisis, according to Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S.
Day of Hope
Due to this crisis, ABC is launching Day of Hope, in partnership with Feeding America, to highlight food banks and food pantry personnel working on the front lines, and to share food resources with all Americans who need it.
Feed the Love
Feeding America has taken steps during the coronavirus pandemic to ensure no one goes hungry by providing resources for all Americans. Among their efforts so far, Feeding America has launched the COVID-19 Response Fund, a national food and fundraising effort to support people facing hunger and the food banks who help them; they have worked with government leaders to ensure their emergency response to the coronavirus includes strong support and flexibility for federal nutrition programs; and they have provided emergency grants to food banks to support local response efforts.
More Ways to Help
In addition to the recommendations that Feeding America lists on their website, “Good Morning America” put together a list of other ways to help those in need during this time. Here are a few:
- Check in with neighbors, friends, and families that may be in need of food.
- Shop responsibly, don’t hoard.
- If you need help, get help. In addition to food banks, Feeding America’s website can link you with other resources here.
- If you can, give. Find out how to deliver food safely to a local food bank or donate money here. Call your local food bank first to find out what their food donation policy is right now.