Feeding Our People
-Delivery of food
-Inaccessible Food Pantries (churches)
-Sourcing food from suppliers
-Communication with food suppliers
-Expired, freezer burned, bad food
-Gather information from clients when making delivery/contact (medical supplies, social health)
-Update referral lists regularly
-Start a “Victory Garden”
-Coordinate with local Aging organization who may be able to waive meals on wheels requirements
-Connect with Housing Authorities
-School service groups may have volunteers
-Use volunteers to make phone calls or other ways to maintain distance
-No contact delivery vehicle loading and delivery
-Anonymous food drop-offs
General Tips for starting operations:
-Designate a Food Justice Advisor to manage all things food bank related. This person should maintain a certain supply level based on various factors like population size and specific needs of the area.
-Designate a closet, room, or area for donated foods. Create accessible signage so people can find it easily. If you have space, incorporate a quick drop donation table so people can drop off and pick up donations.
-Have the capability to receive donations at a particular time and/or place. Make this known to the public. Donations will manifest in a variety of ways. Unopened surplus food, food drives, snack and dinner programs, monetary, etc. Determine what you are willing to take and what you won’t accept.
-Log donations, track items, get information from individuals. Have participants fill out information forms so you know who is coming and going. Track inventories over time to determine your area-specific needs.
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