MEET THE CORPS MEMBERS
Though COVID has impacted us all, young people have shown resilience and courage during this time of crisis. We are so thankful for the remarkable WA COVID Response Corps members who show up daily with positivity and passion to keep their community fed and healthy.
“The biggest challenges our clients are facing with the pandemic is having enough access to food, and especially in low-income populations, people losing jobs, stimulus checks not coming in, I think it’s really important that people are getting their basic needs met.”
– Rebecca B., WA COVID Response Corps member.
Service is a meaningful way for people from all backgrounds to give back to their communities. For Rebecca, joining the WA COVID Response Corps has connected her passion for nutrition with career opportunities while also nurturing self-growth and reflection. Most importantly, by serving, she helps address food insecurity issues exacerbated by the pandemic and creates a lasting impact on her community.
“I JUST WANT TO BE PART OF SOMETHING THAT WILL MAKE A LASTING IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITY, BECAUSE IF WE DON’T HELP TO MAKE A CHANGE, WHO’S GOING TO MAKE IT?”
– Mercedes A., WA COVID Response Corps member.
Cowlitz County in Washington state, where Mercedes lives, has been hard hit by the pandemic and is projected to have the sixth-highest food insecurity rate in the state, with 19.3% of residents food insecure.
As an Agriculture Assistant at Three Rivers Christian School, Mercedes has an opportunity to grow and harvest fresh food in the school garden to feed the community for years to come.
Learn more about the WA COVID Response Corps!