The Arrupe Students in AR150 Hunger and Poverty Advocacy class have started a virtual fundraising campaign though the Greater Cleveland Food Bank as a substitute project for what they had hoped to do on campus. They are trying to raise funds and also to educate people about food insecurity in Cleveland in general and its intensification in this time of crisis. The urgency of the Food Bank's work has become even more clear as we see the devastating effects of Covid-19 on those who are suffering any level of food insecurity, especially those whose ability to work has been or will be impacted by the pandemic.
As we observe social distancing meant to protect the most vulnerable among us and flatten the spread of this virus, we are asking ourselves what can we do to help? How can we support one another and raise awareness of the fragility of food security? To these ends, the students have joined the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to fight against hunger by starting a Virtual Food Drive! You can help them reach their fundraising goal by donating to their page and sharing our information with family and friends. All Bluestreaks, past and present, along with their family, friends, and others in their social networks are challenged to consider donating $1, $2, $5, $10 or more to this cause. $1 buys 4 meal ordinarily, but because of a generous matching gift to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, it effectively buys 8 meals.