Together, we serve some of the most vulnerable people in our community: children, seniors, homebound adults with disabilities, and families struggling to make ends meet. Now, more than ever, access to nutritious food is essential to keeping our community healthy.
The backbone of our operation
We can’t provide food to the community without you. Partners like you help us distribute food for over 3 million meals per month! We take the health and safety of our staff, partners, volunteers, and participants seriously. We are closely monitoring the situation and reevaluating our operations daily. For those of you who can continue to feed people safely, we are incredibly grateful.
On this page, you’ll find updates on public health orders and guidance, and resources.
May 8th: The San Francisco Department of Public Health issued a health directive regarding required best practices for restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food for delivery or carry out. The directive requires that all staff and volunteers involved in preparing and distributing food pass the COVID-19 Personal Health Screening each day before starting their shift. If a staff member or volunteer answer ‘yes’ to any of the questions in the screening, they must notify their supervisor and not report to work.
April 17th: New public health orders in San Francisco and Marin require that all residents and workers to wear face coverings when they are outside of their homes for essential needs.
April 16th: The San Francisco Department of Public Health recently released the Guidance for Food Delivery Workers. This guidance states that ‘currently, there is no evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 associated with food, food containers, or food packaging’. The primary recommendation is to wash hands or use hand sanitizer before touching groceries and making deliveries.
April 16th: The FDA has provided guidance on food safety and the coronavirus. Within this guidance, the FDA states that they do not anticipate that food products would need to be recalled or be withdrawn from the market because of COVID-19.
April 8th: The San Francisco Department of Public health provides guidance on what to do if a staff or volunteer has come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.