We are following CDC and Public Health recommendations and the following information is reflective of our understanding of the COVID-19 outbreak thus far. We will continue to post updates as we receive more information.
Public Health recommends that people at higher risk of severe illness should stay home and away from large groups of people as much as possible, including public places with lots of people and large gatherings where there will be close contact with others. People at higher risk include people:
Over 60 years of age
With underlying health conditions including include heart disease, lung disease, or diabetes
With weakened immune systems
Who are pregnant
All sick people are recommended to not go out.
What does this mean for The Storehouse?
We are still open! The safety of our volunteers and clients is our top priority and we have implemented additional safety procedures to help reduce the risks of transmitting the coronavirus. We work hard to keep our shelves, counters and all "touch points" sanitized.
Clients: Beginning Friday, March 13th, to protect our clients and volunteers, and limit exposure, we have switched to a “drive-up” food bank model. We ask that clients do not come into our waiting room, but instead remain in their cars. Volunteers will then check in, and a pre-packaged box of groceries will be delivered. Some options will still be available.
We are monitoring messages from the CDC and Public Health, and will adjust our distribution methods as needed.
Volunteers: If you are sick, we advise you to stay home. Please let us know if you won't be there by emailing Info@CovingtonStorehouse.org or texting 206-302-9092. We appreciate all your hard work, and want to ensure your safety.
Donors: If you would like to partner with The Storehouse during this time, we ask that you consider making a monetary donation at https://www.covingtonstorehouse.org/donate. Food donations are still accepted. Drop off locations currently include: The Storehouse and The Covington Library.
We are closely monitoring the Kent School District and will continue to post updates.
Due to school closures, The Storehouse is ready and willing to continue providing weekend bags of food for those already in the Backpack Buddy program. Bags can be picked up during our normal business hours. We will also provide food assistance to families in the Covington area. Our hours are as follows:
Our mission is to serve and meet the needs of our neighbors, and we strive to do that every day. We are thankful to be a part of an incredible community. We will be posting here regularly to keep you updated.