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Bridging Social Distancing through Innovation

Learn more about how Keystone Community SErvices is innovating to meet community needs.

Mary McKeown, president and CEO of Keystone Community Services, speaks about turning the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic into opportunities by collaborating with other nonprofit leaders, listening to community requests and turning future plans into present action.

“We quickly accelerated some things that we had planned to do in 2021 because they were in our roadmap and the community said ‘This is what we need from you’. One example is a partnership with Metro Mobility. They wanted to keep their drivers employed and keep them driving, and they are now coming and picking up food packages from our food shelves and delivering those out to people in the community that need that food support,” says Mary.

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