(WEHT)- The Isaiah 1:17 Project, a local initiative helping foster families, announced a plan to help foster families who may be struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fortifying Foster Families program helps provide food support to families through a weekly food box gift through partnering agencies across the program’s seven county area. The program also includes a bi-weekly meal from Arby’s.
In a release, the Isaiah 1:17 Project says that while “reaching out is never easy,” there is an “unfortunate stigma” for foster families reaching out for assistance. The project says a family of seven reached out to them saying their weekly grocery budget was cut “by nearly half.”
The program serves seven counties in southwest Indiana, including Gibson, Knox, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties.
Families in need of support can fill out a confidential online form while more information about the Isaiah 1:17 Project and the services they provide can be found on their website and their Facebook page.
(This story was originally published on May 7, 2020)