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Food Packing - 2020

Physically Distanced, Masked Annual Food Packing Planned

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Sunday, September 20th from 9 am - 1 pm

We are planning to do our annual meal packing again this year despite COVID 19. Our goal is to pack 20,000 meals on Sunday, September 20th from 9 am - 1 pm. We will not be able to be as spontaneous as we’ve been in the past. In order to comply with COVID protocol and social distancing we will need to do much more pre-planning.

Our plan is to have FOUR separate production lines in FOUR separate rooms. We can run the lines with a minimum of 6 people and as many as 10. We plan on assigning "family" groups to a minimum of a 1-hour shift but groups can elect to work more than one shift. Groups can be a single person, a couple, a family, or a group that has been together throughout this pandemic and are comfortable working together. If your group is 6 - 10 people you would have a line to yourselves. If you are a smaller group we will need to pair you with another smaller group and ensure social distancing. That’s where it gets a little complicated. In order to make this work, we will need to know in advance the size of your group and the times you are willing to work so that we can plan a work schedule. Unfortunately, we will probably not be able to accommodate any last minute volunteers.

In addition to the lines, we will need 8 people to help us unload and set up at 8 am that Sunday morning - two people per room. We will also need 8-12 people to clean up after the event at 1 pm.

Please let us know no later than September 10th if you are up for the challenge. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let her know how you want to help and provide her with the size of your group and the hours you wish to work.