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We will overcome fear with HOPE: RESOURCES

Family,

No one should ever wonder if they will have a meal to eat, especially during this #coronavirus pandemic. It is a stressful time for all of us, but, we will overcome fear with HOPE.

Thank you to Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen, #ChefsForAmerica, Revolution Foods and BEATSTRO, we are able to provide 10,000 daily meals to families in The Bronx and also help our Immigrant families in Queens with Assembly Member Catalina Cruz who like us represents us a very large Immigrant community.

This is a really big deal for our community. As the immediate and ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States continues to evolve, we know that here in The Bronx we will need assistance to help our community.

To learn more and to support their efforts, please visit www.wck.org.

It is important that we keep calm and follow the directions that come from official sources, so that we may keep ourselves and others safe during these dire times. We recommend that you text COVID to 692692 for the latest local news and updates.

Save this email: These are valuable resources you may need.

Meal Distribution: Partnership with World Central Kitchen
Small Business Relief Information
New York City Government Updates
New York City Public School Updates (For Independent schools, please check with the school directly)
We will also be providing updates on our website. Please check back frequently for new information.

Just last night in Albany, the New York State Legislature passed an emergency paid sick leave bill covering workers impacted by coronavirus. In order to help protect New York’s workers and to curb the spread of COVID-19, this legislation will make all private and public sector employees eligible for sick leave and wage replacement during a mandatory or precautionary order of quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19.

Under the bill, companies, and including public employers such as schools and local governments, with more than 100 employees must provide workers at least two weeks of paid sick time, should they be quarantined due to COVID-19. Smaller companies with less than 100 workers must provide at least five days of paid sick leave and unpaid leave until the end of an isolation period.

Things are moving quickly as we all work together to do our part to make The Bronx safer for us all.

These times are going to be difficult, but when we work together and protect each other, we will get through these challenging times. We will be Faces of Hope by feeding our community. I believe in us and I #BelieveInTheBX.

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