“There are a lot of new people in the lines at food pantries and taking away hot meals that have never experienced food insecurity before,” said Beth Gaglione, the branch director of the Food Bank of Central Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington.
They’ve covered hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters in their award-winning broadcast news careers. But the deadly coronavirus pandemic that’s gripping the world is a different story for journalists Alex Giles, Kaitlin Stansell and Jasmine Turner.
The owner of Rose Brother’s Furniture, the first Wilmington business to be cited for not complying with coronavirus restrictions, told WECT that because they sell essential items like small appliances, they are allowed to stay open.
Non-profit groups are quietly answering the call for help across our country and here in the Cape Fear as each day brings new questions about how to best deal with the coronavirus and all that it means for our community.