July 29, 2020
“Demand has been interesting,” he said.
When the pandemic panic first hit in March, approximately 100 people a day needed food, compared to the usual 70 pre-COVID.
“Once people realized there was financial support through different government programs, they were still going to be able to go to grocery stores and buy food.”
In April, May and June, demand started to dip, with some days bringing only 30 people to the side door.
“I think people are nervous. They don’t want to be outside and are finding other ways to get by,” he said. “I don’t think the status of your lifestyle changes how you feel about COVID — whether you are wealthy or live in poverty. There’s a concern about it and people are in self-isolation.”