COVID-19 Response: An Update and Word of Encouragement from our Executive Director

Despite the reality of COVID, we have modified our food bank and introduced a grab-and-go system. Our food bank is REMAINING OPEN and has added an additional day! We are now open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays from 10:30am-2:00pm, and we are open on Tuesdays from 12:00-4:00pm.

For now, all food will be distributed as prepackaged hampers, based on household size. We are limiting all direct physical contact, so our intake staff will connect with community members outside, and the prepackaged hampers will be brought to the front door.

Community members are encouraged to not all arrive at 10:30am. There is plenty of food at this point, and all hampers will contain the same items. Community members are encouraged to practice social-distancing when approaching the intake table and are asked to immediately leave the area.

NOTE: Welcome Inn will be closed to all public access throughout this crisis, so community members are encouraged to bring umbrellas if it’s raining, and there are no bathroom facilities available at this time. Thanks for your understanding in this regard.

Read our full COVID-19 response HERE

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