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  • American Red Cross Virtual Family Assistance Center

    In order to provide support to families and communities who have suffered the loss of loved ones, the American Red Cross has developed a Virtual Family Assistance Center (VFAC) as a hub for resources and contact with its partners.

  • Free Food Box and Produce Distribution in Chicago

    Fellowship Chicago and the Greater Chicago Food Depository are holding a free food box and produce distribution on upcoming Wednesdays at Fellowship M.B. Church, 4543 S. Princeton Ave., in Chicago.

    Food boxes and fresh produce will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplied last. The distribution will take place rain or shine.

    The distribution is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays from May 20 to June 24.

    The event is open to anyone who needs support. Visitors should bring a cart to carry their food home.

  • Illinois Extension’s COVID-19 Resources for Families

    Illinois Extension educators have cultivated a set of materials that will help you navigate these unchartered waters. Make the most of your time together as a family by helping those you love develop the skills and attitudes that will help them thrive during uncertain times. Topics include cooking and meals, food safety, personal and family well-being, health and safety and financial wellbeing.

  • COVID-19 Memory Book for Children and Families

    To help children express themselves and record their experiences during the Stay at Home Order, we’ve created our own COVID-19 Memory Book that families can print out and complete.

    The book includes an “About Me” section for children and youth to fill out as well as their favorite ways to stay busy, what they are thankful for, how they’ve stayed connected with others and a list of celebrations that happened during social distancing. There’s also a page for children to fill out if they celebrated a birthday during the pandemic.

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