SOS Community Services Seeing An Uptick In Demand During COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 9, 2020

  

SOS Community Services in Ypsilanti has expanded its services to help people in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Anyone interested in getting free, pre-bagged groceries can do so at the North River Street location between 1PM and 6:30PM on Tuesdays and between 9am and 1PM on Wednesdays.  SOS has also placed portable toilets at both their River and Huron Street locations.  Barbara Cecil is the development director for the organization.

"With the closures of most businesses and public buildings, people who are homeless and living outside would not have a place to use the bathroom or wash their hands"

SOS has seen a 31% increase in the number of people requesting groceries since the pandemic started. 

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