Keeping diabetes under control is one of the best defenses against Covid-19. But for the hundreds of low-income adults we work with at northern New Jersey food pantries, that can be an overwhelming challenge. Many didn’t have insurance before the pandemic, and now with more and more layoffs, even fewer do. Staying home is often not an option because they are essential workers, working in healthcare, keeping our grocery stores open and our deliveries on time. Many live in multi-generational homes, so even if older people can stay home, they can be infected by a younger relative who needs to work.