Partnering with Operation Homefront, Lincoln Military Housing team members set up drive-through distribution sites at Camp Pendleton to provide military family residents convenient access to essential items.
From LMH’s press release announcing the effort to assist service members and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic:
Lincoln Military Housing (LMH) team members set up drive-through distribution sites at seven community centers on Camp Pendleton to provide military family residents convenient access to essential items. Resources for the contact-free distribution sites were made possible through a collaboration with Operation Homefront and include essential items such as personal hygiene products and food items.
The initiative was informed by resident feedback and military community surveys such as the most recent Pain Point Survey from Blue Star Families dated 4/19/2020, which found that 60% of military family respondents would like grocery delivery or curbside pickup. The survey also noted that 9% of military family respondents have a member of their household that is at high risk of infection, and the family cannot shop for groceries or medicine for fear of exposure.
“We understand this is a difficult time for everyone, including our residents, and want to do as much as possible to assist our families,” said Jill Dorflinger, Regional Vice President of Lincoln Military Housing. “We are committed to working with organizations like Operation Homefront and the Food Bank of San Diego to bring as many resources as possible closer to home and prevent our residents from having to leave their community more than necessary.”
Because of the high demand, Operation Homefront can only access the food bank resources once every two weeks. They do, however, receive other donations that are made available to LMH for purchase at a reduced rate. In addition to the food items donated, LMH purchases the additional resources made available by Operation Homefront to provide meals to go and snack pickups for residents throughout the communities on regular rotations.