Our Senior Residents are at high risk and advised not to leave site. They are relying on us and our Mobile Food Pantry, more than ever. We need more hands to implement our new precautions to deliver directly to residents so they do not gather in groups. We will be using every precaution to keep everyone healthy. Visit our Mobile Food Pantry Calendar to see all of our upcoming dates and times. https://phoenixfamily.secure.force.com/GW_Volunteers__VolunteersJobListingFS?campaignId=701f300000167UK&fbclid=IwAR31-6KCzhJ-gKULpKha-zsA5fIqbFrEtYMvCf73NSQ69Op5qj4bucwFF3o
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** NEW GUIDELINES:
Mobile Pantry/Kids Cafe Distribution Guidelines for Volunteers
Volunteers are encouraged to use their personal hand sanitizer before entering the building. A sanitation station should also be installed in the building lobby, entry way, or other area before entering the distribution area.
Volunteers should also wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before touching any distribution surfaces or food items.
Volunteers should be asked to re-wash their hands if they sneeze, cough or touch their face.
All volunteers should be asked the three standard coronavirus screening questions immediately after they arrive (or, Ellen would have asked these questions during their initial intake)
Have you traveled outside of the area in the last 30 days?
Are you feeling sick or have you been recently ill?
Do you have a fever?
Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.
Residents are not allowed to unload, sort, or distribute food items.
All volunteers must wear gloves.
Volunteers should practice demonstrate social distancing strategies, which includes keeping at least a 6 foot distance away from any other person distributing food.
Volunteers should limit personal items brought into the building such as purses, hats, scarves, etc.
Volunteers are limited to the food distribution areas only. Only staff may deliver directly to the resident’s apartment.
Volunteers are encouraged to leave the building immediately after the distribution has concluded.
Phoenix Family empowers people living in low-income housing communities with the on-site support they need to gain stability and achieve self-sufficiency.
A stable, safe home holds enormous possibilities for a low-income family striving to chart a more secure and hopeful future. With an average household income of just $11,743, Phoenix Family’s residents are often just one crisis away from becoming homeless. And, like millions of low-income individuals across the United States, they need more than housing to build personal and financial assets and overcome barriers to success - they also require services where they live.
Phoenix Family’s Youth Development, Families First and Senior Empowerment Programs provide those critical on-site services that help residents learn skills and gain perspectives that keep dreams of stability and hope realities for the future.
Phoenix Family’s staff and programs rely on trust, rapport, choice and convenience to engage residents in services. All services delivered are culturally appropriate and based on the desired outcomes of residents, including increased disposable income, increased educational levels, improved health, and strengthened social networks.