BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — From the time COVID-19 took hold in the United States, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have shown that the disease disproportionally burdens people of color in terms of hospitalization and death rates.
To help address these health disparities among Black and Hispanic communities, Indiana University is immediately establishing specific programs related to public health and safety measures for these populations at IU. Efforts include special screening and testing, mental health services and broader student wellness programs for Black and Hispanic students returning for the fall semester.
A rise in coronavirus cases among Southern Indiana minority populations is prompting local health officials to take a more focused approach in combating the disease.
Lillian Rose, who serves hundreds of immigrants across the region at the Hispanic Connection of Southern Indiana, said there’s a lot about the spread of COVID-19 in the community that’s unknown — including reliable numbers about how many Hispanic residents have become infected or died from coronavirus.
This is a reminder that Hoosier Hills Food Bank is continuing its wonderful food distribution at its west side location. Fridays in June, 11am-3pm. 2333 W. Industrial Park Drive.
FINDING FOOD IN BLOOMINGTON
HOOSIER HILLS FOOD BANK (and see under Food Pantries)
2333 W. Industrial Park Drive; 812-334-8374
COMMODITY SUPPLEMENTAL FOOD PROGRAM
(you must be over 60 years old)
If you qualify as low-income, you may receive
a monthly box of food.
FEDERAL SNAP BENEFITS
DIAL 211 FOR SOCIAL SERVICES
For help with food, shelter, clothing, child care,
transportation, legal services, education,
employment, health care, substance abuse.
BLOOMINGTON TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES (and see Food Pantries)
If you qualify (call to find out), you may receive assistance
with food, clothing, utility bills, shelter, and
COMMUNITY KITCHEN OF MONROE COUNTY
1515 S. Rogers, 812-332-0999 (Mon-Sat., 4-6 p.m.)
COMMUNITY KITCHEN EXPRESS
1100 W. 11 th St., 812-332-0999 (Mon-Sat., 4-6 p.m.)
SHALOM COMMUNITY CENTER
620 S. Walnut St., 812-332-1514 (every day, 8-9 a.m.;
and noon-1:30 p.m.)
215 S. Westplex Ave.; 812-333-1905 (every day, 12-1 p.m.
and 5-6 p.m.)