Growing Need For Food At East Bay Family Resource Center

The need for food is growing at an East Bay family resource center that serves low income famillies.

The line of needy families stretches along the side of the building, some with children, as they wait to pick up fresh groceries. Monument Crisis in Concord has set up an emergency food distribution site where needy families can pick up fresh food.

“We have been seeing about triple the normal amount of people we see on a daily basis,” said Monument Crisis Executive Director Sandra Scherer.

Scherer said that supplies are starting to run low.

“Most of our families are an average of four,” said Scherer, “so it’s thousands of people receiving this food on a daily basis.

She said that each time they host a three hour food distribution they serve over 300 families, many who are out of work due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Being without work for several weeks now, and some didn’t get paid even in February, it’s increased the need across the board,” said Scherer.

While they have a number of cleaning products, their array of supplies is wide-ranging.

“Hand sanitizers, we also have pet food, baby diapers, wipes, things that people can’t even get in the stores,” said Scherer.

They are really in need of perishable and non-perishable foods. To donate, visit MomumentCrisisCenter.org, or text MCC to 41444.