See below, as well as our Isles’ Pandemic Response page, for resources and additional information regarding how Isles is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Emergency Food Access
Isles, in partnership with Trenton Health Team, maintained a map of food distribution sites.
Financial Solutions and Housing Counseling
In this rapidly evolving situation, even in households where finances are not typically a cause for concern, individuals may soon find themselves unable to pay their bills and/or meet basic expenses. For information on financial assistance, bill payment relief and COVID-19 scams, click here.
In times of economic instability and supply chain disruptions, having the capacity to grow your own food is a critical skill. Isles is working with our plant & seed suppliers to ensure that we have resources to distribute to our network of school & community gardens. In addition, we are working to make upcoming trainings available virtually. Email [email protected] to be added to our email distribution list for upcoming webinars.
For additional resources on maintaining a healthy home see the links below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
An important update from the FDA regarding hand sanitizers: they have seen an increase in products labeled to contain ethanol, but have tested positive for toxic levels of methanol contamination. Methanol, or wood alcohol, is a substance that can be toxic when absorbed through the skin or ingested and can be life-threatening when ingested. Check the labels of your hand sanitizers against the FDA’s product list here: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol#products
Isles Youth Institute
IYI classes are currently offered in-person, with the ability to transition to a virtual/hybrid environment if needed. If you or someone you know is looking to earn their GED, contact [email protected] for more information about future enrollment.
Social Profit Center
For general information about COVID-19, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/