Food deliveries continue – other news

current as of 4/1/20

Thanks to the City of Santa Cruz we’ll be including a roll of toilet paper in Healthy Food deliveries to homebound seniors this week, April 2-3. Remember that because we are spacing the line volunteers the process is slower and taking about 30-45 minutes longer, so please be patient with your bag delivery drivers who may be slightly delayed. We are trying to get the site deliveries out first.

For questions about your specific delivery, email Sharon, or all 831-479-1055 ext 223. Due to the reduction in office volunteers please be patient if you are a new subscriber as we process the many new requests we are receiving.

The Thrift Store including thrift donations and community pick-ups is closed through April.

Our three recycling centers are open: Chanticleer (including e-waste), and Buena Vista Landfill and Ben Lomond Transfer (including CRV redemption 10am-3pm).

All classes including one-on-one tech help, Spanish, support groups and cooking have been cancelled. Suzi is offering chair yoga classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30am via Zoom. Email Suzi to receive the log-in information.

Nellie at Wild Roots in Felton called us to let everyone know their CalFresh EBT system is operating again.

CalFresh Benefits – to receive your EBT card for grocery purchases just access the simple application form at mycalfresh.org.

We continue to need:

  • Financial donations to support program food purchases, click here to donate. Thank you to everyone who has already given during this crisis. You are truly a lifeline that is keeping us going. Because the shelter in place directive has been extended through April 30th, donations are even more important especially with the closure of the thrift and computer stores.
  • Gleaned produce and shelf stable food. Please email Danielle to coordinate drop off.
  • Face masks, cleaning supplies, sanitizers, latex or vinyl gloves and other personal protective gear. Email Grace for more info.
  • Thank you to those of you who are volunteering and have contacted us. We have adequate help currently and if you are interested, complete the volunteer form, email Grace or call 831-479-1055 ext 241 if you are healthy, sheltering in place and under age 65.

All volunteers and staff handling items in your weekly grocery bag are required to wash their hands, wear gloves and replace gloves regularly as needed. We have sinks with soap and water as well as alcohol sanitizer stations. Remember to wash vegetables and fruits before cooking/eating.

Please remember best practices:

  • Adhere to the stay-at-home order and minimize close contact
  • Cover your coughs or sneezes
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your face

Anyone with concerns about their health should contact their doctor or call 211 to find a local clinic. Use the Coronavirus checker to check your symptoms. The county encourages the public to visit santacruzhealth.org/coronavirus for local updates and links to important CDC updates. Thank you and please stay at home and stay healthy!