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Weekly Resource Round-Up: November 8, 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 and MonkeyPox Updates


A lot of the news around mandates, vaccines 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.

  • Walgreens COVID Index - there's concerns about the accuracy of some COVID trackers but Wallgreens released one based on their tests. Link here.

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

  • Antiviral treatments are accessible to eligible people who are COVID-positive. Visit this link to learn more about eligibility and how to get access to antivirals like Paxlovid

  • 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


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.


Hudson Link Employer Toolkit


Our friends at Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison 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.


Part-time Teacher at St. Ann's Afterschool Program


Our friends at St. Ann's Church in Morrisania, the Bronx are looking for a teacher for their after school program. If you want more information, know any good candidates, or have any suggestions contact Wendy Canas at canasw47@gmail.com. The job description can be found here.


How Can Undocumented Immigrants Get a Work Permit in the US (Documented)


"Federal law requires an immigrant to have an Employment Authorization Document (EAD), or work permit, to lawfully work in the states. However, undocumented immigrants do not have that document due to their immigration status. Some other classes of immigrants legally allowed to be in the U.S. are also not permitted to work, such as tourist visa holders." Read more here.


Thanksgiving Dinner Is So Expensive This Year That It’ll Be Cheaper to Dine Out (Barrons)


"The cost of the typical Thanksgiving dinner spread has grown so much this year, it might be worth it to dine out, according to a new analysis from Wells Fargo

It’s not just inflation driving the costs of staples such as eggs and butter higher. A devastating bird flu has hit the nation’s turkey producers, wiping out millions of birds. The price of turkey is expected to jump 23%. So much for the star of many a Thanksgiving spread." Read more here.


Community Food Funders Newslink


Community Food Funders has opened up their newsletter to a wider audience (so not just food funders). "Each month, CFF compiles a newsletter with news, articles, reports, and events for those in our region interested in an equitable and sustainable food system." Highlights on this month's newsletter include:

I will continue to include highlights from each month's newsletter on our weekly resource round-ups but if you would like to subscribe yourself, the link is here. The link to last month's newsletter is here and their archive is here.


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


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