For those in the position to do so, please consider donating your stimulus benefit to SOS for the purpose of hunger relief and healthy food access in Monroe County. Right now, your donation is doubly as valuable, due to a challenge grant SOS has secured that will match the first $50,000 raised!
Learn more below
On March 10, 2021, The American Rescue Plan Act was approved by the House and Senate, and on March 11, President Biden signed the Act into law. As part of this Coronavirus relief plan, individuals making up to $75,000 per year will receive $1,400 stimulus checks, and married couples who are filed jointly and make under $150,000 per year will receive $2,800, plus additional payments for dependents. Individuals and couples making above those amounts may still be eligible for stimulus payments of lesser amounts. You can calculate your third stimulus payment here.
While millions of Americans are struggling with hunger due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a smaller subset of the population has experienced only minor impacts. So, while most of us will receive a stimulus benefit with the pending legislation, some may be fortunate enough to not need the help. For those in the position to do so, please consider donating your stimulus benefit to SOS. Donating your stimulus will allow SOS to purchase additional food, thus serving the dual purpose of stimulating the economy while helping struggling families.
SOS is the internationally recognized signal for distress, and we respectfully ask those who can, to share their stimulus benefit with our neighbors in distress right now. The number of households seeking assistance at our food pantries last month is still approximately double what it was pre-COVID and there is no true end in sight. Right now, your donation is doubly as valuable, due to a challenge grant SOS has secured that will match the first $50,000 raised.