The City of Covington and Be Concerned: The People's Pantry have teamed up once again to give away free "Combatting COVID in Covington" boxes. They gave away their first round in November.
They'll be handing out 160 free packages — full of cleaning and hygiene products — from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Be Concerned parking lot (1100 Pike St., Covington). The boxes contain disinfectant wipes and sprays, hand sanitizer, hand soap, disposable masks and paper products.
The goal is to help low-income residents during the pandemic.
In order to get a COVID box, you must be a Covington resident — with a photo ID. There's only one allowed per household and all will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you are already a shopper at Be Concerned's pantry, you'll automatically get a free COVID box at your December appointment.
“We’re doing as much as we can in this trying time to help people keep themselves and their families safe, and we appreciate the City’s help in this effort,” Be Concerned's executive director Andy Brunsman said. “People need these supplies, and we don’t want them to have to choose between food and staying safe.”
Covington recently gave the nonprofit $60,600 in CARES Act money to "put together and distribute some 2,000 COVID boxes to Covington families who have been unable to find or afford items," reads a release.
Learn more at facebook.com/beconcerned.