The Northshore Community Foundation launched the Northshore Emergency Relief Fund on March 14, amid the growing COVID-19 crisis. By March 25, the Foundation had made its first round of grants to deploy much-needed funds to the critical organizations who are working to feed our most vulnerable populations. In its first round of grants, the Foundation distributed $125,000 dollars. Some of those organizations include the Northshore Food Bank, Our Daily Bread Food Bank in Tangipahoa, Good Samaritan Ministry, Second Harvest Food Bank, New Orleans Mission, Community Christian Concern and The Samaritan Center. In addition to the grants, the Foundation also distributed $60,000 to the United Way/ Louisiana Hospitality Cares Pandemic Response Fund to distribute to hospitality staff affected by COVID-19. The Foundation is also working with Northshore hospitals to support their critical healthcare staff with food, equipment and supplies. The Northshore Community Foundation will continue to raise and deploy funds through the Emergency Relief Fund and those interested in contributing can visit northshorefoundation.org.