During the impact of the epidemic, in order to meet the livelihood needs of the disadvantaged people, the New Taipei City Government not only sent supplies through social workers and also called on the chief of the village to take the initiative to care for families in urgent need. In addition to providing people’s livelihood necessities, the government also cooperated with the 1919 Food Bank of the Chinese Christian Relief Association to directly send food crates to the homes of people seeking help. In addition to providing people’s livelihood necessities, the government also cooperated with the 1919 Food Bank of the Chinese Christian Relief Association to directly send food crates to the homes of people seeking help. Not only New Taipei City, the 1919 Food Bank also cares about other counties and cities.The first wave has sent 800 boxes, and will soon ship 4,000 boxes.
Zhang Qianfang, director of the 1919 Food Bank, stated that the Chinese Christian Relief Association offered accompanying classes for disadvantaged families. However, due to the school’s complete suspension of classes, the accompanying classes were also suspended. This has caused many families who usually rely on school lunches or accompanying class meals to be troubled. Therefore, the 1919 Food Bank cooperated with 7-ELEVEN, TSMC Charity Foundation, Good Neighbor Foundation, and the New Taipei City Government to solve the problem. They expect to raise tens of thousands of 1919 relief packages and send them to various places so that disadvantaged families will not be out of food due to the epidemic. All food boxes will be delivered by home delivery, and all shipping costs Paid by the TSMC Charity Foundation.
Social Director Zhang Jinli said that after the severe epidemic in mid-May, the three Surplus Food Sharing Cart were converted into material transport vehicles and were fully put into epidemic prevention. In addition to quickly transporting food bank supplies from New Taipei City to 11 social welfare centers in New Taipei City to ensure that disadvantaged families can receive supplies smoothly, it cooperated with the 1919 Food Bank to directly deliver food boxes to their homes by mailing packages.