Undocumented community bands together to provide meals to families hard-hit by COVID-19

A grassroots organization launched during the coronavirus pandemic is helping keep the undocumented community fed in Westchester County.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2020, 6:07 PM

Updated 1,484 days ago

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A grassroots organization launched during the coronavirus pandemic is helping keep the undocumented community fed in Westchester County.
Solidarity and Hope now has more than 30 volunteers who deliver meals to more than 200 undocumented families in the county every day.
The meals are made by other undocumented families or donated by local restaurants.
Volunteers say every bit helps as undocumented families did not receive stimulus checks from the federal government, nor do they qualify for unemployment benefits, although many are now out of work and looking at the possibility of ending up on the streets.
One of the volunteers Sandra Fernandez recently lost her 51-year-old husband to COVID-19. She says she knows the pain that other families are feeling and doesn’t want them to feel alone.
“This group helped me so much with support and food because I was quarantined," she told News 12.
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