COVID-19 Volunteer Response
Volunteers are Essential to Our Work
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is continuing to operate as an essential business during this shelter in place. Volunteers perform a critical role in the work we do and are still needed during this time.
We are asking for healthy people, not displaying any symptoms of being sick or living with anyone who is sick, to sign up for volunteer shifts.
Volunteer and Food Safety
Here are some ways we are working to keep you and the food we provide to our clients safe during your volunteer experience:
- Volunteers in our sorting rooms/warehouses will be grouped into 10 people or fewer.
- All volunteers in the warehouse or working at distribution sites will be required to wear gloves.
- All volunteers in the warehouse have access to soap and water for handwashing, as well as hand sanitizer, to use before and after their shifts.
- Food Bank staff members are sanitizing commonly used areas more frequently.
- Volunteers or staff displaying any symptoms of illness are being asked to go home.
- We’re doing the best that we can to accommodate social distancing where possible.
- Starting on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 all volunteers are required to wear a face covering during their shift at all locations. Unfortunately, volunteers without a face covering will not be allowed to work their shift and will be asked to leave. At this time we are not able to provide masks for our volunteers; all volunteers must bring their own face coverings.
We want you to be aware that in this time of continual change, our volunteer needs may also change without notice. We ask you to please be flexible with our staff as they adjust to developing situations.
For answers to other questions you may have about Food Bank service during this time, visit foodbankccs.org/covid19.