Like most food banks in the region, we are excited to reopen our market as soon as it is safe to do so. Covid-19 protocol limits occupancy in the market and we want to ensure the safety of our volunteers, clients, and staff members. We will continue our drive-thru food pickup framework until it is deemed safe to reopen to the public.
But, we know our clients have been yearning to select items for themselves. Fishline understands this need and has adapted, erecting tents in our parking lot. Clients remain in their vehicle and point to items produce, snack, drinks, and sweets they prefer. Our wonderful volunteers gather the requested items and place it in the trunk, ensuring that social distancing protocols remain in place. It has been a huge success.