Here are 2 resources for anyone with food insecurities. This is a very recent and updated list of Food Pantries and their current hours of operation.
Also, here is a link from Wake County Public Schools with a list of locations, addresses, and times for FREE lunch pickup. Students do NOT have to be present and NO ID is required.
There is also a “hotline” that people can call. NC 2-1-1 can help people with health and human services needs including food, shelter, and much more. For COVID-19 resources, assistance, and updates, residents can just call 2-1-1 (TTY 888-892-1162) or text COVIDNC to 898211.
NC 2-1-1 operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and resources are available in most languages. NC 2-1-1 cannot provide direct medical services and COVID-19 can only be diagnosed by a health care professional.
Here is a recently-discovered Civics website, with some excellent resources, as well as lesson plans and interactive games. https://www.icivics.org/
About the website: iCivics is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating civic learning through interactive and engaging learning resources. It was founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. You can read more about the organization here: https://www.icivics.org/our-story
We call the page “Safe Space,” which refers to the training program for educators who want to make LGBT students feel welcomed and accepted. Although the Safe Space page will be especially interesting to LGBT students, all ESL students are invited to check it out (=look at it) and explore some of the informative and educational articles and stories.
For example, one of the links on the Safe Space page connects you to a list of almost 50 links to articles of interest to LGBT students and their friends and allies. The articles are organized by topic and each one includes a brief description so readers can decide if the article sounds interesting enough to check out.
We would also like to invite students to submit their own website links of interest to the blog. More information about this will be posted later.