Volunteers are Essential

Dear Rachel,

The Food Bank continues to be an essential service that will remain fully operational through the current shut-down to ensure everyone in our community has access to nutritious food.

We want to reassure you that the safety of our volunteers, staff and clients are our top priority. The Food Bank is following requirements from the CDC and local public health authorities that will allow us to continue operating as an essential service. Here are a few of the safety measures we’ve been implementing:

  • Mandatory face coverings at all food distributions and inside our facilities
  • Limiting the number volunteers for each shift and practicing social distancing
  • Increasing the already high standard of cleanliness in our facilities

Read more about all our COVID-19 volunteer safety protocols.

With the need for our services skyrocketing, volunteers like you are essential to meeting the increased needs of the 270,000 people we are serving monthly. Our ability to continue providing food to the community at this level relies heavily on our volunteer support.

Our community food distributions and volunteer needs are not canceled but we understand if you would like to reschedule your upcoming volunteer shift. Please give us 48 hours notice if you are unable to volunteer so we have adequate coverage. Changes can be made here on your volunteer portal account foodbankccs.org/volunteer.

Your Food Bank Family