Food Bank Service change starting the Week of 3/9

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The main concerns of the Vashon Food Bank are for the health and safety of food bank customers, volunteers and staff, and for reliable access to nutritious food for islanders who rely on the food bank.

In response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Vashon Food Bank will remain open during normal hours and will continue to offer free groceries to anyone in need. However, starting next week, on March 11 and 12, we will offer a grocery packing service as opposed to the normal customer shopping model. Food Bank customers will still be able to choose what they need, but bags will be packed by volunteers and staff and distributed to customers outside of the food bank store.

This shift in service model is in response to the King County Public Health recommendation to avoid group meetings of more than ten people, to keep six feet between yourself and others and to reduce the risk of contaminated surfaces.

We also encourage anyone who is inclined to remain in their own home to use the Food Bank’s existing Home Delivery Service. Home deliveries happen on Tuesday morning and afternoon. Any food bank customer who would like to sign up for Home Delivery, needs to do so by calling the food bank office (206-463-6332) no later than noon on Monday.
Vashon Food Bank Service Hours

Home Delivery
Tuesdays 10am-2pm
Call the office to sign up
206-463-6332

Grocery Shopping
Wednesday & Thursday
10:30-11am (seniors and those with disability)
11am-1pm (general shopping)
5pm-7pm (general shopping)

As always, we are committed to providing basic, nutritious food to any islander in need, and will make every effort to do so during this ever-evolving situation.

Emily Scott, Executive Director
Vashon Maury Community Food Bank
www.vashonfoodbank.org