Jonathan Issac announced on Instagram that he is partnering with J.U.M.P Ministries Global Church and Project Life, Inc. to provide school-aged children in Orlando with hot meals for breakfast and lunch while schools are temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Here in Orlando, the city of Orlando, there is a great risk for kids who are not able to get the food that they would usually get at school,” Isaac said in his post. “There is a great concern for those kids going hungry at that time and we don’t want that to happen.”
Head to my Instagram for full video with specifics about how you can get involved! S/o to an amazing church @jumpministries, commissioner District 5 @ReginaHillFL, and everyone who is working to combat the Corona virus! We’re doing it our way! “Covid-19 Ready, set, feed! pic.twitter.com/6H2GQM4qWs— Jonathan Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) March 22, 2020
The grab-and-go style pickup will be available from Monday through Friday, with breakfast available form 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., and lunch from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at J.U.M.P. Ministries in Orlando, which is located at 2550 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 300.
Isaac said all CDC guidelines are being followed, and a nurse will be on-site.
“There will be different things that we are putting in place to make sure everybody stays safe,” Isaac said. “But we cannot just sit on our hands while this stuff is going on.”
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JUMP Ministries is proud to be partnering up with @projectlifen to offer FREE HOT meals—-breakfast and lunches for our school children (18 and under) starting this Monday 3/23!! Our team is ready to serve and help our school children families during this difficult time to ensure NO kids go hungry during the extended school closure! Free Grab and Go Meals will be served Monday-Friday Breakfast 8am-11am and Lunch 12:30pm-3pm! We love our communities and are committed to ensuring our kids have a proper meal, we love you all and know you are loved during this difficult time! We will get through this together as a local church and community! #loveofchrist #communitylove #freemealsforkids #orlandochurch #projectlife #jmgc #jumpministries #freeschoolmeals #coronavirusaid
In addition, Isaac said that every Friday, families can pick up a box of non-perishable foods, featuring items like cereal, canned goods and instant rice. Meals will also be delivered to impacted families living in the area’s extended-stay hotels along West Colonial Drive.
“We’re just trying to do whatever we can to make sure we are thinking about the [less fortunate] in our communities, those that cannot get what they need at this time,” Isaac said. “We just want to be that helping hand. We just want to stand in the gap and fight for those people while everybody is bunkered down and trying to be as safe as possible.”
Great job by Isaac to step up and help those within the community who are in need during these challenging times. The Orlando Magic have done their part as well, with the DeVos family generously pledging up to $2 million to hourly workers from the Magic, Amway Center, Lakeland Magic and Orlando Solar Bears who are losing income, and with a number of Magic players offering additional financial assistance.
Isaac is looking for members of the Orlando community to also lend a helping hand, saying the group is in need of volunteers to help cook. Donations, whether financial or supplies, can be dropped off at 2550 W. Colonial Drive, Suite 300 in Orlando.
“I’m completely invested in this initiative,” Isaac said. “It’s simply for the city of Orlando. I want the city of Orlando to be protected in this time.”