Kansas City nonprofit fights COVID-19 by delivering food to foster families

Posted at 7:02 PM, Mar 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-26 20:02:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City nonprofit is fighting the coronavirus by delivering food to foster and adoptive families.

FosterAdopt Connect supports local foster and adoptive children and the families caring for them, had to close its Independence, Missouri food pantry due to COVID-19, but continues to serve foster and adopting families by turning its pantry into a no-contact food delivery service.

FosterAdopt Connect now assembles a week's worth of groceries and delivers it in boxes to food-insecure foster and adoptive families metro-wide every Thursday and Friday.

Families received about $40 worth of groceries, including frozen items, canned good and other staples like dairy products, flour and eggs, which are left at their front doors.

FosterAdopt Connect is assisting 50-60 people weekly, but expects that number to grow as the stay at home directives continue.