Coronavirus Planning and Preparation updated 3/22
Information for Clients
Changes at the Center
EDIT 3/22: Drive-thru distribution! For details, visit https://www.cfpin.org/vnews/display.v/ART/5e72d436bae68.
EDIT 3/18: Starting tomorrow, we are closing our lobby to reduce the number of face-to-face interactions between clients and staff as much as possible. We do not take this decision lightly, but we feel it is an important step in preventing the spread of COVID-19. We still have staff available to help over the phone, via email or online - call 402.476.4357, email email@example.com or message us on Facebook.
New Hours for Distribution at CFPIN
Mondays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Wednesdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursdays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Fridays: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Food distribution will be limited to 1 visit per week. The amount of food distributed will be increased to make up for fewer visits. Diapers will be distributed throughout the week, not just Tuesdays. Please consider visiting the Center at a distribution time not previously available.
Neighborhood Food Distributions
We will continue serving our off-site clients once a month at the following locations and times. Note: Distribution has moved outside for most of these locations.
F Street Community Center - 1225 F Street
1st Tuesday of the Month: 12 to 1 p.m.
The Bay - 2005 Y Street
1st Thursday of the Month: 10 to 11 a.m.
Oak Lake Church - 3300 N. 1st Street
1st Thursday of the Month: 3 to 4 p.m.
Fourth Presbyterian Church - 5200 Francis Street
2nd Thursday of the Month: 10 to 11 a.m.
Please, donate here. Food insecurity doesn't go away during an emergency, and we anticipate an increase in need as the economic effects of this pandemic hit our community. Many families depend on the Center to have adequate food at home, and we will continue to serve our community as long as possible during this national emergency.
Note: We have not and will not ask volunteers to call or go door-to-door asking for donations.
Volunteers continue to be an integral part of our operations. Any healthy adult who has not travelled or experienced symptoms of illness recently is welcome to volunteer to help sort and bag food. To limit the number of volunteers on-site at one time, we are asking people to sign-up for shifts. We cannot accept walk-in volunteers at this time.
If you have traveled recently or are experiencing any symptoms of illness, we ask that you do not volunteer at this time. Please consider joining us again when you have been symptom-free for 14 days after your return.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The requirements to qualify for SNAP have been lowered during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage you to apply for SNAP benefits, even if you've been turned down before. For assistance:
- Call us at 402.476.4357 x105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Speak with a coordinator at the SNAP Outreach Program in Nebraska.
- Apply online directly at ACCESSNebraska.
General COVID-19 Information
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 402.476.4357 or email@example.com.