The Capital Region Food Program thanks its many volunteers, contributors and supporters. For nearly 50 years, because of you, we have been able to successfully continue our efforts in fulfilling our mission to help reduce hunger in the Greater Concord Area through the distribution of food to individuals, families and local agencies.
Throughout the organization’s existence, the Holiday Food Basket Project has been synonymous with our mission. This project has brought together the community, created family and friend traditions and has distributed over 3,000 tons of food since its inception. As in the past, this time of year final preparations are underway for this wonderful project, but as we are all aware, the COVID-19 global pandemic has forced us to rethink how we will be executing the project in 2020.
The Capital Region Food Program has continuously adhered to and aligned with its values, which include collaboration, cooperation, responsibility, mindfulness, safety, and community consideration. In keeping with these values, the planning for the 2020 Holiday Food Basket Project has taken proactive steps to maximize safety and helping those in need, while minimizing the risk of infection and contagion.
The 2020 Holiday Food Basket Project will be a modified model with the following changes:
- We are unable to accept food drive donations for this year’s project, as we do not have the capacity to properly quarantine and sanitize donated items. Please check with our partner agencies about accepting food donations.
- We are unable to utilize community volunteers for this year’s project, in keeping with social distancing and proper COVID-19 protocols.
We believe this modified model will allow us to execute the 2020 Holiday Food Basket Project and fulfill our mission of helping those in need during the holiday season, while being mindful of the conditions presented with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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