Does everyone get really excited about coolers, or is that just us? Because we are still very excited about new equipment at the co-op. Not only did our Produce section get fancy new duds, now our Dairy section is all dressed up, and the Meat and Seafood section is almost done changing over too!
Last month we pledged to refocus our Change for the Community donation efforts by committing to aiding more organizations who support racial justice and equality.
As of Thursday, June 25 Leon County requires face coverings for everyone. County Commission Chairman Bryan Desloge says, “If it’s under a roof, you’re wearing a mask.”
Homelessness in the age of Coronavirus brings a unique set of difficulties, above and beyond the overwhelming challenges that one typically faces without shelter. Research suggests up to 40% of homeless individuals could contract COVID-19 with 10% of those individuals needing hospitalization. Without access to health care, and often residing in groups, the homeless population of the Big Bend are acutely vulnerable. Not only is this community particularly exposed to COVID-19, they are often looked down on, seen as less worthy or lazy, because they simply cannot make ends meet.