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Weekly Resource Round-Up: August 9, 2022

This Week's Resources


If you have resources to share with our network, please contact Tobi Mojeed-Balogun our Associate Director of Programs Support.


NYS COVID Mandate Updates


A lot of the news around mandates and restrictions have been a little confusing so I will list some resources below that might help.

  • PIX11 COVID Updates - kind of NYC-centric but state information is sometimes included. Link here.

  • NYS Department of Health COVID website - It's a one stop shop with an info summary at the top. Link here.

  • Federal COVID website - covid.gov - it's pretty bare bones but you can search your county and get COVID level

  • NYS Vaccine Website - Immunocompromised and high-risk folks are eligible for more boosters. Check here to see the requirements.

If you have any other resources, please feel free to share them with me so I can share them with everyone!


Monkeypox Virus Information


As monkeypox continues to grab headlines, I have included some resources I found that might be helpful.

  • NYC Department of Health Monkeypox Webpage - lots of information and resources about the virus with pictures of the rash included. Find the link here.

  • NYC Monkeypox vaccine Scheduling Website - Link Here

  • Article on Monkeypox by Documented - "As monkeypox cases in New York City continue to rise, New Yorkers have inquired about this type of orthopoxvirus and how to get the vaccine. Here is what you need to know." (article will be updated as new info comes) - Read more here.


Inflation Reduction Act Info


On Sunday, the Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act and sent it to the House who is expected to pass it later this week so President Biden can can sign it into law. NPR and The Hill have written up articles about the bill. Read more here and here.


Food Access Program Check-In


Here's a quick 12 minute video with Patrick giving important information for our food access programs




2022 Bulk Buy Application!


We are thrilled to announce that we will begin accepting proposals for our 2022 Bulk Buy Program! Bulk Buy allows us to aggregate food purchasing across the Diocese and means free high-quality food for EC programs. You can find our brief application form HERE! Please contact me (Tobi) with any questions or concerns.



The Church of the Epiphany Wednesday Night Dinner Program is in need of a new Cook


Our friends over at the Church of the Epiphany's Wednesday Night Dinner Program need a new cook for our Wednesday Night Dinner Program. They are seeking someone for 7-8 hours a week to cook the dinner and also handle the ordering of food through the various agencies, and coordinate deliveries with the church. They will send a full job description soon.The actual cooking happens Wednesday afternoon, so maybe another program's cook may want the additional hours, etc. They're open to all ideas! If you want more information, know any good candidates, or have any suggestions contact the Rev. Elise Hanley at hanley@epiphanynyc.org.


Hudson Link Spring Benefit & Employer Toolkit


Our friends at Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison held their virtual Spring Benefit last week and it was amazing! You can watch it on their website here and learn about all the amazing work they do.


Hudson Link put together an employer toolkit for hiring formerly incarcerated people. Thank you to Sean Pica, Eldredge Blalock, Elisabeth Santiago, and the rest of the team at Hudson Link for this important resource. The toolkit can be found here. If you have any questions about hiring formerly incarcerated people, please contact Elisabeth Santiago from Hudson Link's Alumni Services at esantiago@hudsonlink.org.


‘NYCBenefits’ program aims to connect eligible New Yorkers to billions in assistance - AMNY


"Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday his and his administration’s plan for new initiative “NYCBenefits”, a program that utilizes multi-agency and cross-sector efforts to connect thousands of eligible New Yorkers to billions of dollars of government benefits due to the COVID-19 crisis." Read more here.


PIX11 Story on the Plentiful App


Many of our pantries use Plentiful to help communicate with their guests and clients. PIX11 talked about it and its impact in the community. Read/watch more here.


Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates (Reuters)


"Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Friday he has started to send buses carrying migrants to New York City in an effort to push responsibility for border crossers to Democratic mayors and U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat." Read more here.



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That's all for this week -- thanks for all you do!


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