TrueNorth stepping up during Coronavirus crisis
By N3 News
In these daunting days for our community with many lives turned upside down and some households struggling more than ever the need has become great.
And when the need is there?
So is TrueNorth.
Despite having been reduced to a staff of about a dozen folks at the main offices, TN not only continues to provide services, in many ways they have ramped them up.
Food programs have doubled their output with the on-site Food Pantry seeing a steady stream of vehicles, the Weekend PowerPacks continuing to provide good eats to our youth for the weekends with the help of local school districts, and the mobile food trucks upping access from once to twice a month.
While a typical week might serve around 108 families this past week saw 212 households pouring into the sites.
The organization is providing needed services and, more importantly, providing them safely.
TrueNorth continues to follow strict CDC guidelines, including taking temperatures of all staff before starting the workday, requiring all workstations be sanitized every hour, requiring constant hand washing, and ensuring staff are wearing gloves when packing and distributing boxes to families.
Each of these measures are undertaken to maintain safety for those who continue to serve the public and to ensure the safety of the public they serve as well.
These are difficult times to be sure. Times that require organizations willing to go to bat for those in need.
And TrueNorth has indeed stepped up to the plate.
For information please go to https://www.truenorthservices.org/