Make a Difference!
How to Help:
Lifewerks started because we saw a need and had the ability to meet that need. We appreciate that so many people have asked at this time how they can help - it shows that you also are seeing needs that you can meet.
If you want to help, we would love to hear from you. Simply contact us on the contact form and let us know what you would be willing to do. Volunteers are needed to pick up food donations, help unload our van and deliveries that come by truck, help fill orders during pantry hours, restock shelves and fridges and freezers, and find funding and food. (Any grant writers out there with time on their hands?)
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 ask that you not come if you have any symptoms of a cold or flu.
Do not bring your family. One person is all that is needed to pick up food.
Hand sanitizer is available at the sign-in table.
We are cleaning all surfaces that are commonly touched before and after the pantry opens and at the half-way point.
Updated Policies and Proceedures:
We ask that you keep social distances of six feet from every other person, even in the parking lot.
We may change the way we give out food depending on demand. Most pantries give a box of food out with no choices. We have always tried to give our clients choices. We are using currently using a shopping list method, and we will try to continue that, but we may need to start packing up certain staples and limiting choices to the items that fluctuate so that we can keep up with the number of people coming.
Until the stay at home restriction is lifted, new clients will not need to fill out a Declaration of Need form, and returning clients will not need to sign theirs. We anticipate that we will return to signing in at the beginning of July.
We will serve each family once a week. Please do not come both times we are open.
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. If you would be willing to make donation pick-ups or help unload vehicles arriving at the pantry, please contact us.