Currently we are continuing to operate with the best interests of our food donors, food recipient partners, volunteer drivers, employees, and AVL Ride drivers in mind. We are following all public safety recommendations from the CDC and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
SAFETY GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS
- If you’re sick or recovering from a fever, stay home! And when in doubt, stay home.
- If you need to stay home, notify us that you need to cancel your shift.
- If it hasn’t been canceled and you’re not sick, make sure to show up!
- Follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s steps to prevent illness. In general, those include washing your hands often and avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- No person who has traveled internationally within the last 14 days or any person experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed to be a part of our food distribution process until further notice. Please see: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
- Practice social distancing. We are working hard to make adjustments in how food is distributed to minimize exposure and adjust processes that previously required close contact. As those procedures are solidified, we will contact you and post them here.
- If you know of others willing to volunteer, please contact us.
We will continue to stay in close contact with our staff and volunteers as the situation evolves and we know more. If you need to get in touch with us, call Food Connection Hotline at 828-407-0353.