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Make Ends Meet Checklist: Local resources

Video credit: FOX 4 Now Florida
Published 1 week ago - Duration: 03:48s

Make Ends Meet Checklist: Local resources

How to find resources to help your family with food, a place to live, mental health and more.

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Make Ends Meet Checklist: Local resources

WORKS... AS WELL AS OTHERSTORIES ON THIS... ARE UP ON OURWEBSITE -- FOX4NOW.COM.GOOD MORNING, WE HAVE A LOT OFINFORMATION TO GET TO TODAYANDWE REALLY THINK THIS IS GOING TOHELP WITH YOUR BILLS.THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS WE’RESTRESSING WITH ’THE REBOUNDSOUTHWEST FLORIDA’ SERIES.━V━EARLIER THIS WEEK, WE BROUGHTYOU JONATHAN BEOUGHER’S STORY.HE LOST HIS JOB IN MARCH, WHENTHE Fort Myers RESTAURANT HEWORKED FOR, HAD TO CLOSE DOWN.HE WAS MOST WORRED ABOUTAFFORDING RENT AND FEEDING HISFAMILY.SOTJONATHAN BEOUGHER"It stacks up.

And then everytime a bill comes, there’sanother level of stacking.Another level of stress.

Andthen when you see those billsand you’re the person who takescare of those bills, I mean,when are we going to get somehelp?

That is the big question."HIS UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS NEVERCAMEBUT THERE IS OTHER HELP OUTTHERE RIGHT NOW.THAT’S ON TODAY’S ’MAKE ENDSMEET’ CHECKLIST.━PK━THE MOST IMMEDIATE NEED FOR MANYFAMILIES RIGHT NOW, IS FOOD.AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OFORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN HELP YOUOUT.LET’S START WITH THE HARRYCHAPIN FOOD BANKAND IT’SINCREDIBLE RESPONSE TO THE NEED.LAST WEEK, THEY SAY THEY GAVEOUT MORE THAN 740-THOUSANDPOUNDS OF FOODTHAT’S ABOUT 620-THOUSAND MEALS.THEY MAKE IT EASY TO GET HELP,BY GOING TO THE FOOD LOCATORPAGE ON THEIR WEBSITE.FROM HERE, YOU CAN PUT IN YOURZIP CODEAND FIND THE CLOSESTFOOD PANTRY, THAT THEY OR ONE OFTHEIR PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS RUN.THE COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE ALSORUNS SEVERAL MOBILE FOODPANTRIES A WEEKIN ADDITION TO MEALS ON WHEELSAND THEIR COMMUNITY CAFE IN FortMyers.THE FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM,SNAP, IS ANOTHER OPTION.YOU CAN SEE IF YOU’RE ELIGIBLEFOR AN ATM-LIKE CARD, TO BUYGROCERIES, BY ANSWERING A FEWQUESTIONS ON ’BENEFITS DOT GOV.’THE SALVATION ARMY HAS FOODPANTRIES AS WELLBUT THEY HAVEALSO PROVIDED MORE THAN4-THOUSAND NIGHTS OF SHELTERAND EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUALCARE, TO MORE THAN 15-HUNDREDPEOPLE SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK OUTTHE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESOURCELINK.HEREYOU CAN CHOOSE WHAT SERVICEYOU NEEDMAYBE IT’S HOUSINGORFINANCIAL ASSISTANCEOR MENTALHEALTH RESOURCES.THEN SELECT THE COUNTY WHERE YOULIVEAND YOU’LL GET A LIST OFORGANIZATIONS AND CHURCHES THATCAN HELP YOU OUT NOW.I KNOW I’VE THROWN A LOT OFWEBSITES OUT AT YOUSOEVERYTHING I JUST MENTIONED ISRIGHT HEREGO TO FOX4NOW DOT COM SLASHREBOUNDAND LOOK FOR THIS STORYMAKEENDS MEET CHECKLISTLOCALRESOURCES.IT’S ALL THERE.━ON CA━SO THE LAST THREE DAYS, WE’VETOLD YOU WHERE TO GET HELP, ANDHOW TO PRIORITIZE AND GET YOURBILLS DEFERRED.TOMORROW, WE’LL SHOW YOU HOWJONATHAN AND PAM USED THOSETOOLS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE INTHEIR LIVES.━PK━WHAT YOU SEE NOW, SOUTHWESTFLORIDAIS NOT GOING TO LASTFOREVER.WE WILL COME BACK FROM THIS, ANDFOX 4 IS WORKING TO MAKE SUREYOU HAVE THE TOOLS TO GET THERE.THAT MEANS WORKING ACROSS EVERYPLATFORM, TO TRACK YOURFRUSTRATION WITH THEUNEMPLOYMENT SYSTEM...<"I continue to get emailsflooding into my mailbox, peopleare desperate for answers.AND THEN WORKING TO GET ANSWERSFOR EACH ONE OF YOU.robTHE REBOUND IS ALSO ABOUTLETTING YOU KNOW WHAT JOBS AREOUT THEREAND MAKING SURE YOU HAVE THETOOLS EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FORNOW.how was the virtual job fair?

Itwas a blessing."WE KNOW ALL OF THE STRESS ADDSUPSO WE’RE FOCUSING ON THERESOURCES TO EASE YOUR MIND.rochelleAND THIS WEEK, A SERIES OFSTORIES THAT HELPED PEOPLE MAKEENDS MEET.thank yONLINEON SOCIAL MEDIAAND ONYOUR SCREEN, EVERY DAY.pam re

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