Operations update - COVID-19

UPDATE 3.9.2021

Brazos Valley Food Bank (BVFB)'s Response to Governor Abbott's Executive Order (GA-34)

Since the COVID pandemic began, BVFB has followed the guidelines established by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), requiring all employees, interns, temporary employees, donors, vendors, volunteers and other visitors to BVFB locations and work sites to adhere to daily COVID screening questions, temperatire monitoring, mask wearing, social distancing and handwashing.

These practices have resulted in 0% known COVID virus transmissions at BVFB's facility.

The health and safety of Brazos Valley Food Bank (BVFB)'s program participants, other visitors, staff and volunteers remains a top priority. Therefore, BVFB will continue all of these practices until further notice. While you may not agree with this decision, we ask that you respect it when interacting with BVFB.

BVFB plans to reopen its Lobby to the public beginning March 10th, since these protective measures will remain in place. Hours will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Food donations should be dropped off at The Edge Dock (covered ramp a the back of the Volunteer Parking lot, until further notice). Monetary donations, meetings with staff, etc. should still be scheduled in advance. 

As frontline employees serving the critical needs of our community, we need our health in order to fulfill our mission. But, as a community-based organization, we also need you and your support. It is our hope that we will still have it. 

UPDATE 3.3.2021

The health and safety of the Brazos Valley Food Bank (BVFB)'s program participants, other visitors, staff and volunteers remains a top priority. 

Since the COVID pandemic began, BVFB has followed the guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As frontline employees serving the critical needs of our community, employees, interns, temporary employees, donors, vendors, volunteers and other visitors to BVFB locations and sites are still required to adhere to our COVID protocol - screening questions, temperature monitoring, wearing masks, social distancing and handwashing.

BVFB management and Board of Directors are reviewing this matter carefully, from all angles. 

The current rules and protocols are BVFB, including a closed front Lobby, will remain in place until at least March 10, before which BVFB will issue further guidence. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Changes

Beginning March 24, 2020, BVFB will close its Lobby until further notice.


BVFB is still providing services, but the facility is operating with reduced staff & volunteers.


Emailing and calling (979-779-3663) are your best bet to get a hold of us. 

 

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