Food Security and Basic Essentials
The Adams County Food Security and Basic Essentials Response and Recovery Team is working to meet the needs of residents with food essentials and basic needs during the COVID-19 crisis, including policy, resource and system shifts that may be needed and to provide an avenue for clear, concise information and aid in real-time.
Thank you to our Champion
COVID-19 has provided a critical opportunity for our community to come together to understand and meet the emerging needs of our residents. In two critical areas, Commissioner Tedesco has championed the efforts with numerous community partners in support of access to food and healthcare for our most vulnerable populations. With both efforts, Commissioner Tedesco provided the needed leadership to outreach to trusted partners, advocate for policy changes and support the allocation of resources to that end. For example, the Uninsured and Health Care Access Response and Recovery Team recognized the need to extend Colorado Connect for an additional month resulting in over 1000 Adams County residents having access to health insurance, and secured resources for free mobile COVID testing for residents who do not have access to testing. Also, the Food Security and Basic Essentials team was able to allocate funding to partners providing food security in our highest need populations – children and their families. Thank you, Commissioner Tedesco for your leadership!
About Adams County Response & Recovery Efforts
As part of a COVID-19 emergency management response and recovery strategy, Adams County created seven Response & Recovery Teams and launched a new website dedicated to providing key resources to support residents and businesses. Response & Recovery focus areas include aging adult services, business support, childcare for critical personnel, food security and basic essentials, housing, support for the unemployed and future workforce, and uninsured and healthcare access.
To learn more about the work underway visit http://adamscountycovid19.org/covid-19-adams-county-task-forces
Join This Effort
For more information about the Response and Recovery Team, please contact RMC2C Backbone Staff at 816-547-2679 or firstname.lastname@example.org.