During these trying times, we have more clients than ever who need food assistance, especially those with school aged children at home all day. Therefore, it is essential for us to remain open; however, safety is also a key concern .

Anyone volunteering may wear gloves which we have on hand for their use.

The desk worker is most vulnerable so we have instituted new guidelines which have been working well for two weeks:

  1. No clients are allowed inside our facility at this time.
  2. Two tables are positioned to block the doo although the door is propped open.
  3. The client places the ID on the table while the volunteer locates the TFAP form and enters the clients information
  4. Groceries are transferred from totes to cardboard boxes which are pushed through the doorway to client.
  5. Milk, eggs, and other perishables are taken to the scale, weighed and placed on the table, with contents of boxes .
  6. Once all information is recorded the client can carry the boxes to their vehicle.
  7. After each client, the volunteer, wearing gloves, wipes off the table, door handle, ect.

Clients have been cooperative and patient with these procedures. Volunteers filling boxes are encouraged to clean the table, scale and wash hands frequently.

2 thoughts to “New Food Pantry Protocols

  • Kelley

    I would like to donate extra vegetables out of my garden. What is the procedure for doing this? I would also like a receipt of delivery for tax purposes. It is also not clear on this website how someone can sign up to volunteer time. I look forward to receiving more information.

    Reply
    • Joseph Imhoff

      Kelley, Sorry it took so long to get back to you. We are still learning about websites and how they work.

      If you have produce to donate please take it to the food pantry any day that they are open and drop it off. They will give you a receipt for the weight of the produce and you can assign a dollar value to it.

      For Volunteering time please give me a call at 641 691-1670

      Regards
      Joe Imhoff

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