The Community Settlement Association (CSA) is continuing to provide services to the community through our food pantry program during the COVID-19 crisis. We remain committed to the families, seniors and individuals we assist every week throughout the year and those affected by the COVID-19 situation.
We are actively monitoring the federal, state and local government guidelines daily and taking necessary precautions to ensure that the food and products that we distribute to our clients remains safe and that our food distributions can continue.
HELP WITH FOOD
If you are in need of food assistance, please visit us on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10:30am and 12:30pm. No pre-registration is required.
You can also call 2-1-1 from your phone for assistance with food and other services.
COVID-19 CRISIS AND FOOD PANTRY– FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Below, we have provided answers to questions regarding COVID-19 (the Coronavirus).
1. Are you still providing food assistance?
Yes, however our schedule has changed. Our food pantry is in operation every Monday from 10:30am to 12:30pm. No pre-registration is required.
2. Is the Food Pantry providing any special COVID-19 food distributions for people in need?
Yes, if you are a senior over the age of 65 or disabled and need assistance with picking up a food bag, please call us at 951-686-6266.
3. What is the Food Pantry doing to reduce contact and/or the spread COVID-19?
CSA’s Food Pantry is committed to the safety of our staff, clients, volunteers and visitors. We are closely monitoring announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and our local Public Health Department authorities to ensure that we are following their recommended guidelines. The food pantry is taking the following proactive and voluntary steps to help reduce contact and/or spread of COVID-19 while visiting.
· We have adjusted our program registration and delivery to minimize any waiting time and have converted to a “walk through” process
· Providing face masks/covering and gloves to all staff and volunteers handling food and interacting with clients
· Follow “social distancing” guidelines as set out by local, state and federal public health agencies
· Making hand sanitizers widely available onsite
· Increasing and stressing the importance of hand washing
· Advising all staff, clients, volunteers and donors to stay home if they display signs of illness and to seek medical attention as recommended
4. Is the food pantry still accepting donations of unused food items?
Yes, we are. Please call us to make an appointment to deliver food items.