Over the past year, we at Covering the Gap have been working hard to help those who are in need of food and other household essentials. During that year, we have slowly developed relationships with a number of grocery stores and other eateries to pick up their end of day cast-offs; food that isn't spoiled, but would otherwise go to waste. We also get donations from various individuals within the community that we pick up. We spend a lot of time, not only picking up food from various sources, but also delivering food to all our clients.
We are in desperate need now of a larger vehicle! We use our personal vehicles for everything and even though one of us has a minivan, it's still not enough room without having to make multiple trips a day! It's been a great problem to have but we'd like to ease some of the stress!
These funds would enable us to purchase a gently used work van and all that that entails (tax, tag, title, insurance, and gas! ) We already have a mechanic lined up that will look it over and help with any work that needs doing and a carpenter that has offered to install shelving inside (free!) to make transporting everything easier!
Please consider helping us - every penny counts in our goal to help our fellow community members feed themselves and their families.