With a crisis like this, it’s understandable why we all feel the need to be panic-buying. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, a driving reason as to why people may be hoarding is because they believe it will be of benefit to them in the future. However, if you think hoarding may stem from other related behaviors, such as OCD and ADHD, read more about it here. Even as people are panic buying at your local grocery stores, we want to make sure that you are able to get what you need to feed your family too. Here’s a list of resources that may be helpful for you or someone you know in Orange County:
1. For Your Baby: The Emergency Needs Program
- Offers baby formula, diapers, general clothes, and child passenger safety seat
- Aimed for families with children, children with disabilities or at-risk of disability
- Requirement: referral from nurse, social worker, case manager, or other professional
2. For Your Children: Grab n’ Go Meals at Participating Schools
- Provides an extensive list of schools offering meals from Anaheim, to Garden Grove, and many more districts
3. For Adults: Food Pantries
- If you need food for the whole family, there are food pantries and food distribution centers available too.
4. For Those Who Want to Help
- Second Harvest Food Bank is partnered with Feeding America and collaborates with nonprofit organizations to provide nutritious meals to those all throughout Orange County.
5. For Yourself
- If you need someone to talk to during this crisis, don’t hesitate to reach out.
Call or email us today, we are here to listen.