Our St. John’s Food Bank was established in 2002 so that we could feed the poorest of the poor in our community without turning anyone away. It all began in a space the size of a closet and because of your support and generosity, our good works of feeding the hungry were able to expand to several larger locations as time went on.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic and the Boulder County “shelter-at-home” order, the St. John the Baptist Food Bank remains an Essential Service and will continue normal operations until we are instructed otherwise. We are maintaining our services to current clients and continuing to take on additional individuals and families struck by the crisis. Our partners at the Community Food Share continue to provide weekly deliveries of goods for distribution. Anyone acting in support of the Food Bank (whether as a warehouse volunteer, a delivery driver, or bringer of donations) is considered acting in support of an Essential Service.
We are encouraging any of our volunteers who are at-risk or suffering pre-existing health conditions to remain home. Those that are healthy and able are showing up as normal to unload and sort donations, pack food boxes, and deliver said boxes to our clients. Their efforts and dedication to the ministry is greatly appreciated!
We are also taking every precaution to ensure the safety of our volunteers and clients. Following guidelines recommended by the Community Food Share, Boulder County Health, and the Center for Disease Control, we are washing hands frequently, utilizing gloves, maintaining social distancing, actively cleaning and disinfecting the warehouse every shift (or more often when we can), and offering “curbside” pickup for walk-in clients. The safety and well-being of our community is of paramount importance!
As mentioned, donations to the Food Bank are considered support for an Essential Service and thus exempt from the “shelter-at-home” order. Donations of food and materials can be made at our warehouse at 804 S. Lincoln Street or at the Parish. (Non-perishable donations only at the Parish please!) As always, we are extremely grateful for the constant and devoted support of our parish community. This ministry could not exist and operate without your compassion and kindness.
804 S. Lincoln Street Longmont, CO 80501
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