Food insecurity is an ongoing and persistent problem for many individuals and families in the United States and in New York City . The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the scope of the problem and data show that food insecurity rates have increased almost three times over pre-COVID rates . In addition, with unemployment increasing daily and the closure of safety net programs and services, there became a need for creatively attending to the basic needs of individuals and families . SCO Family of Services (SCO), a large human service provider in New York City and Long Island, launched an innovative project with DoorDash during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic and successfully got food into the homes of more than 1,900 families . This article discusses the practice innovation, project impact, lessons learned, and social work implications.
Index: COVID-19, Cross-sector collaboration, Food Insecurity