The crew over at Feed my Sheep in Gulfport was busy today administering rapid COVID-19 tests or flu shots to local residents.
Not only did the food pantry serve up much needed meals to the homeless and vulnerable community this holiday season, but they also partnered with Coastal Family Health Clinic to continue to serve another rising need as COVID cases increase in our state.
Executive Director of Feed my Sheep David Lion says communication is key when it comes to the health of the homeless. “It’s definitely a challenge with the homeless people. They don’t have just the simple things like newspapers, as well as TV access to see what the recommendations are, so it’s a constant reminder here. We remind them every day; we hand out masks every day. We have disinfectant wipes that we give them for them to use to clean their hands. When they come for lunch that’s when we have chalkboards that have all the announcements for the day.”
One hundred and 19 people were tested at their last partnered event. Both the COVID test and the flu shot were free for anyone with no out of pocket expenses.
You can expect to get your results within 24 hours.