VBC Food Pantry's
COVID19 Response Measures
Effective March 24'th , 2020
To our Veterans , First Responders (effective 6/24/20) their family members and Volunteers:
We have increased our safety protocols to follow the CDC and Connecticut Food Banks' COVID19 guidelines to protect our guests who visit the Pantry, our volunteers who work tirelessly to run the Pantry and those who live at the Base Camp. When you arrive at the Camp to pick up your order, please remain in your car and one of our volunteers will meet you to give you instructions.
Please be advised that we cannot accept boxes or bags for your food order, but will pack your orders in boxes or bags that have been distributed by the Food Bank for that purpose. Working with all the new guidelines is a constantly evolving process, as is increasing our number of trips per week to the Food Bank to have enough food to meet the present growing need. Please be patient with us as we adjust to the learning curve and adapt to serve you better and more safely.
At the current time, Food lists will be handed out when you arrive at the Food Pantry. We are sorry for the inconvenience, but due to changes in the dates/times that we can pick food up in Wallingford and Killingly, we do not have time to inventory the food we get and make the lists in time for you to have it to send it to the Camp and package your food by the time you arrive.
When you arrive, a Pantry Volunteer will meet you at your car with an order form; Fill out the form, they will then take the form in and pack up your order and bring it out to you. Please remain in your car, and they will either put it in your back seat or please pop your trunk while they are filling your order.
We value, appreciate and want to serve every person who comes to our Pantry, and want to insure both your continued health and safety as well as the that of the veterans and their children who stay at the Base Camp. If you have any questions, please give us a call or drop us an email:
Cindy Archibald, Executive director (860)786-7163, or email: email@example.com
Russ Johndrow, Assistant Director (860)786-7163 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are all in this together!
Thank you and God bless you all!
The VBC Team