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How to Help:
You have time, you have abilities. Lifewerks started because we saw a need and had the abilities to meet that need. RESPONSE-ABILITY. It's two words, merged into one. You have the ability, how you respond to needs using your abilities is the best measuring stick for the legacy you will leave behind.
Volunteer, Mentor, Donate . . . pay forward!
Everyone wins when the people being helped turn into helpers. That's our goal at Lifewerks - people paying forward.
We are open normal hours during this crisis, as food pantries are considered vital and essential businesses. We have experienced an increase in government donations and volunteers have stepped forward to take the place of our student volunteers who were sent home, so we do have food available and staff to help our clients.
Our hours are:
The entrance is on Walnut Street - Use the red doors at the top of the stairs.
Due to the virus, the following measures are being taken to protect both you and us:
We are cleaning all surfaces that are commonly touched before and after the pantry opens and at the half-way point.
When you arrive, first-timers will be asked to fill out a form. As long as they last, we have church ink pens to use that you can keep - or bring your own. For those returning, we will sign you in so that we aren't sharing ink pens as long as this lasts.
We ask that you keep social distances of six feet and sit in the room in a place that will allow that. Family members and those who have come in the same car of course may sit together.
Hand sanitizer is available at the sign-in table and the entry to the pantry. There is also soap in the bathrooms.
People will be allowed downstairs in groups of five (or less) to allow space for distancing while you go through the pantry to select your items.
We ask that you take only what you can use in a week's time for your family. We do not anticipate that food will run out. What we have available each time you come will vary depending on our supply, but all indications are that there will be more than enough if we can pick up the food using our current volunteers. If you would be willing to make donation pick-ups or help unload vehicles arriving at the pantry, please contact us.
We ask that you not come if you have any symptoms of a cold or flu.
If you are afraid to come into the building, we will prepare a box of food and bring it to your car if you contact us ahead of time. We will bring paperwork out to those coming for the first time.