Since the onset of the pandemic, So What Else has launched headfirst into the world of food recovery with one singular guiding principle: everyone deserves access to food. So we could think of no better way to demonstrate this than by sharing our much-needed food resources with our friends across the Chesapeake Bay last week during a pop-up distribution in Pocomoke City on the Eastern Shore.
While most people think of food insecurity as a predominantly urban issue, many forget that over 87% of rural counties in the US suffer from food insecurity, and with limited transportation options and fewer resources available, if at all, many find food support scarce and inaccessible.
So last month, So What Else teamed up with a number of participating apartment complexes in Worcester County to help bring food resources directly to rural residents in need, bridging transportation barriers and making our food as easy to access as possible. Despite being over 150 miles away, we jumped at the opportunity to support a community traditionally forgotten by most safety nets.
Thank you to our incredible team for making the trek across the bay and to TM Associates for organizing this event. We couldn’t have done this without all of you. We can’t wait for the next opportunity to support our rural neighbors and feed more families in more communities!