RAP works with a community-based partners and organizations that collaborates with RAP to provides and provides food distribution, and emergent needs, to students and families. From the onset of the COVID 19 pandemic in early 2020. Restore Assemble produce saw the need to expand and adapt its services to meet the emergent needs of families, especially those form BIPOC and underserved communities, to address the disproportionate negative effects of the CVID upon these communities.
From 2020 to the present, R.A.P. has provided over 100 families and 100 individuals, youth, and families with the “warm connections” , provisions, linkages and referrals they needed to obtain culturally appropriate solutions for their families in the COVID period. This includes assistance to stop evictions, utilities payment, household furniture, groceries, prescriptions.
This approach has helped BIPOC, immigrant, and LGBTQIA+ persons to be heard, emotionally understood, and supported with the basic needs. R.A.P.’s Emergent Needs Provider linkage resource helps to address real-time issues and concerns and the holistic needs of these underserved communities.