Covid-19 Q&A

Helpful resources for you and your family during this coronavirus pandemic.

How long are Brighter Bites distributions cancelled?

While schools are closed, Brighter Bites cannot continue regular programming. As an alternative, Brighter Bites is working with community partners to provide alternative programming and with local grocery stores to provide coupons. These alternative programs are limited in availability and differ from city to city.

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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