Helpful resources for you and your family during this coronavirus pandemic.
Is Brighter Bites still providing fresh produce for families?
During this time, Brighter Bites may be able to offer alternative food and produce distributions with partners in your area. These are limited and differ from city to city.
Will Brighter Bites come back to my school?
We are staying up to date with the practices recommended by the CDC regarding school closures and large gatherings. We are working with the leaders in schools to plan for the future of Brighter Bites produce distributions in schools.
What is the best way to contact Brighter Bites?
We have provided all of our program coordinators’ emails on the Connect with Your Coordinator page.
How can I get free fruits and vegetables in my area?
For local resources providing assistance in food, meals, jobs, housing, and more in your area, see our local resources pages below.
Does coronavirus spread on fruits and vegetables?
Currently there is no evidence of food or food packaging being associated with transmission of COVID-19. Like other viruses, it is possible that the virus that causes COVID-19 can survive on surfaces or objects. For that reason, it is critical to follow the 4 key steps of food safety—, separate, cook, and chill. (FDA.gov)
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211: Local Social Services
Call, text, or chat with your local 211 to speak with a community resource specialist in your area who will help you find services and resources that are available to you.
Benefits.gov- Coronavirus Resources
Info on where to find government benefits related to unemployment assistance, healthcare, and food and nutrition and any additional benefits you may be eligible for during this time.
Caring for Children During a Pandemic
For more information on the coronavirus.
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Exercise at Home
Food and Coronavirus
Food & Nutrition
Crisis Text Line: Anxious about coronavirus? Reach out to a Crisis Counselor.
Help Line: If you or a loved one are struggling with a mental health crisis, please contact the Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 800-273-8255 or visit their webpage.
Shopping, Cooking, & Meal Planning
USDA National Hunger Hotline
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Healthy Cooking on a Budget, and Deciding to Go Out
Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Simple Meals, and Food Safety
Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Smarter Snacking, and Safe Grocery Shopping Tips
Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Smart Swaps, and Food Safety
Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Better and Brighter Breakfasts, and How to Clean & Disinfect
Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Root Vegetables, and How to Wash Your Hands
Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Immune-Boosting Smoothies, and Five Key Steps to Stay Safe
Nutrition Spotlight, Physical Education, Sweet Treats, and How to Wear a Mask Safely
Healthy Summer Produce, Food Safety, and Kids in the Kitchen
Cooking Hacks, Stay Supportive & Positive, Tips for Re-opening, Kids Korner
Stay healthy at home and how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus
More Resources for Every Topic, Coping with Stress, Our Very Own Healthy Cooking Videos, and How to Practice Social Distancing
Health and safety tips and a new website page just for YOU!
Healthy Snacking, Coloring Sheets, and Local Resources
Healthy Cooking Tips, Build-a-Pizza or Tostada, and an Avocado Activity Book
Healthy Cooking Tip, Make the Most of Your Pantry, Kids Korner
Healthy Cooking Tip, Healthy on a Budget, Kids Korner
Information on the coronavirus and food safety concerns
What’s on the Menu? Bell Pepper Bowls, Kids in the Kitchen
Cooking at Home, Family Meals, Stock the Pantry