A Letter from Ashley Cohen, CEO and Founder of HTHV
My name is Ashley Cohen, and I'm a sixteen-year-old from San Diego, California. At the beginning of the pandemic, I was overwhelmed with homework, midterms, and AP exams from home. While I faced the sudden stresses of quarantine, I realized that COVID-19 was disproportionately affecting the less fortunate in my community. I wanted to help. I couldn't host a physical food drive because of the pandemic, I emptied my piggy bank and barely had enough money to pay for one family's groceries, and I couldn't even drive a car. So, I had to get creative.
I recruited a Board of Directors and launched Helping the Hungry Virtually, a way we could help fight food insecurity without any physical contact.
How has COVID-19 impacted food insecurity?
Ashley Cohen, CEO & Founder
“So, I had to get creative.”
By sending grocery gift cards to families in need of food assistance, Helping the Hungry Virtually serves to do our part in the nationwide fight against food insecurity without any physical contact.