'COVID Box' distribution on Saturday

Supplies went fast at the first COVID Box distribution in November.

Be Concerned, City giving away cleaning, hygiene supplies 

COVINGTON, Ky. – If you live in Covington and need cleaning and hygiene supplies related to COVID-19, Saturday is the second distribution under a program that Be Concerned: The People’s Pantry is calling Co³ -- or “Co-cubed.”

Co³ stands for “Combatting COVID in Covington,” and 160 boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis under the partnership between the City of Covington and the food pantry aimed at helping low-income families in the city stay safe during the pandemic.

The giveaway runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Be Concerned’s parking lot at 1100 Pike St.
However, pay attention to these reminders:
  • You must be a Covington resident. (Bring a photo ID.)
  • If you’re a registered shopper at the agency’s pantry, do not attend this distribution, Executive Andy Brunsman said. Clients of Be Concerned with December appointments to pick up food will receive their “COVID Boxes” at their appointments.
  • One box per household.
  • Stay in your car. Volunteers will direct you. 
The boxes include disinfectant wipes and sprays, hand sanitizer, hand soap, disposable masks, and paper products like paper towels and toilet paper.

The City recently awarded Be Concerned $60,600 in federal CARES Act money to put together and distribute some 2,000 COVID boxes to Covington families who have been unable to find or afford items.

“We’re doing as much as we can in this trying time to help people keep themselves and their families safe, and we appreciate the City’s help in this effort,” Brunsman said. “People need these supplies, and we don’t want them to have to choose between food and staying safe.”