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Dear Food Bank Family,

We know many of you have questions and are wondering how COVID-19 might be affecting the work we do. Following guidance from the CDC and health officials, our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our friends and neighbors in need throughout the 7 counties we serve, as well as our staff, agency partners, and volunteers.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Our warehouse operations will continue to serve our community’s needs and may evolve as more information becomes available.
  • We are not shutting down any of our operations or volunteer activities.
  • We are taking extra measures to ensure the safety of our volunteers and staff. We have added safety measures including sending anyone home if they exhibit any infectious symptoms and diligently cleaning commonly touched surfaces more frequently.
  • Everyone who enters the building will be asked to wash hands or use the hand sanitizer at the front desk.
  • We are working with elected officials, school systems and other community partners to proactively address the current and future needs of our children who rely on school meals.
  • Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Food Bank and we are in desperate need of more volunteers than usual to help us pack and distribute food. Please encourage people to sign up at https://foodbankofeastalabama.com/donate/volunteer/

The need for our services during this national emergency will only grow with reduced or disappearing paychecks and children no longer getting their regular school meals because of the shutdown. We are anticipating many hard-working people, who have never needed our services before, will now find themselves needing food assistance for the first time.

Our community is resilient and we are powerful when we join together to collectively solve problems. Thank you for helping us continue vital services in these uncertain times.

 

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