Over the weekend information about the stimulus payments: http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/americans-could-start-receiving-relief-money-next-week/ar-BB12l9LZ?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=DELLDHP17
The Michigan Department of Health & Humans Services has some updates and they are attached:
Hotels for Heroes: https://www.gofundme.com/f/hotelsforheros
Ingham County Sheriff’s Department : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKndEgryE5a9HTIY5kVi8Hg
A link for ideas from Hasbro: https://shop.hasbro.com/en-us/bring-home-the-fun/#bh_funtodo
Update from the East Lansing Schools in its efforts to provide food for its students:
Thank you for your patience and offers of support and assistance as we evaluated our meal distribution system last week and made some safety improvements that will begin this Thursday, April 16. All students age 18 & under and young adults with special needs age 26 & under qualify for free breakfast and lunch. All others should access the Greater Lansing Food Bank for food assistance.
BEGINNING THIS THURSDAY, APRIL 16: Meals will be distributed by a pick-up/drive-thru model from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We’ll provide three days’ worth of meals on Tuesdays and four days’ worth of meals on Thursdays.
To eliminate face-to-face contact between our staff and drivers/passengers, please have your trunk emptied so that we can place food and milk in the trunk. Please place a box or laundry basket in your trunk, if possible.
You will receive pre-packaged meal boxes that will contain a breakfast and lunch for each day for each student.
Please stay in your car.
Calls to the Greater Lansing Food bank will result in being referred to 2-1-1 for assistance, so please call them first.
From the Lansing School District: http://www.lansingschools.net/downloads/_news_/2020_04_10_update_letter_to_families.pdf
In these uncertain times many folks have to make difficult choices including feeding their pets: here is some information about efforts to help with this: https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2020/04/10/pet-food-bank-open-saturdays-wednesdays-during-covid-19-outbreak/5133850002/
A few Census 2020 stats:
The state response rate is 54.5% which is third in the nation
Clinton County response rate is 60.4%, with St. Johns at 58.6%
Eaton county rate is also 60.4% with Charlotte return rate at 54.6%
Ingham County is 55.8% and Lansing is at 51%