Food Bank To Continue No-Contact Distribution
The Superstition Community Food Bank (SCFB) has announced that no-contact food distribution will continue indefinitely as its standard operating practice. Executive Director Myra Garcia says, “The drive-through system we put in place a year ago has proved to be safe and efficient for our clients, our staff and our volunteers. It’s working to everyone’s benefit, so we plan to continue it even as COVID restrictions are being relaxed.”
Garcia states that pandemic-initiated cleaning and sanitation practices will also continue inside the warehouse facility. These include a strict worker protocol of masking, temperature checks, hand washing and glove wearing. All work surfaces, furniture, doorknobs and shopping carts are routinely sanitized after each shift. Everyone entering the building will be expected to wear a mask and take a temperature check. The food bank also undergoes a professional deep clean, disinfectant, and sanitation process every month.
“Our mission is to help feed the hungry and we will continue to do so with ultimate safety measures in place,” she says. “We’re committed to distributing healthy food within a healthy environment. Forty thousand people a year depend on us to help address their food insecurities, and thankfully we have the donors, staff, volunteers, and community support to make that happen.”