COVID-19 Information Relating to Food Bank Operations

FAQs

  • Is the Food Bank still operational? Yes, we are scaling up operations to meet increased need. 

  • Are there any changes to pantry distribution? We are transitioning to our Truck to Trunk model, a drive-thru distribution for the safety of clients, staff, and volunteers.

  • What safety measures are being taken to ensure safe handling of food product? In addition to strictly following normal food handling policy, we have implemented the CDC recommendations of social distancing, habitual sterilization, and enforced glove/mask use at our packing stations and common areas.

  • How do I sign up for assistance? Submit this form and we will connect with you to confirm distribution location.

  • I am unable to make my distribution this month, can I send someone in my place to pick up my distribution? Yes, you may assign a proxy form. Pantry Distribution proxy form and Senior (CSFP) proxy forms are available online.

  • Is GWCFB accepting volunteers at this time?  Absolutely. We plan on boxing 100% of distributions for each month. Register as an individual or a small group to volunteer to assist in the next few weeks.

  • Are you accepting donations at this time? Yes, and if at all possible, food, health, and beauty items in bulk.

  • Where can I donate? Visit our Donations page.

  • Are classes in Healthy Habits Training Center still scheduled? See Healthy Habits Training Center for accurate details.

  • Are classes and workshops at The Farm still scheduled? See The Farm for accurate details.

  • Is the Country Thrift Market open? Yes, with directional shopping

Food Helpers is taking significant preventative measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

 

Greater Washington County Food Bank, a program of Food Helpers, is scaling up to provide food and personal care relief caused by COVID-19 through its drive thru distribution model, Truck to Trunk, and delivers nearly 5,000 boxes per month with minimal contact for both Clients and Staff/Volunteers. Volunteers to help box up deliveries and distribute food, cash donations, as well as in-kind donations of bulk goods are urgently needed. 

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Please call (724) 632 - 2190 x 107 to verbally complete your Application for Supplemental Food Assistance, or complete online on our sign-up page.

If you can volunteer, we really need you! The Food Bank has designed volunteer opportunities for individuals and small groups to assist in packing boxes. We would also encourage anyone who wishes to volunteer to sign up on our website to get into our volunteer database.

This is a huge increase. Volunteer shifts have been designed to accommodate all of the recommendations of the CDC, including small groups, appropriate distance between people, and mask mandate while in the facility