The COVID 19 pandemic has had a negative impact on all of our lives. Illness and death have been very real for some. The entire situation has been fluid and evolving from the beginning. The Brazos Valley Food Bank’s (BVFB) continued response and safety measures related to COVID-19 are a priority, always based upon the best information available at the time.
Following the current CDC guidelines, BVFB will implement the standards below for COVID-19, effective June 7, 2021.
- BVFB strongly encourages individuals to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Be mindful that vaccinations are a personal decision. No one should pry or question others’ choices.
- For those who are fully vaccinated, masks are no longer required by BVFB.
- When visiting BVFB or seeking BVFB services, know that the BVFB staff person interacting with you will gladly join you in wearing a mask if you ask us to.
- For those who are not fully vaccinated, BVFB still highly recommends face coverings in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
- Aside from face coverings, BVFB encourages everyone to follow other COVID-19 protocols consistent with public health guidance:
- Utilize good personal hygiene practices (e.g., washing your hands, covering your sneeze/cough, etc.)
- Social distancing
- Use of hand sanitizers
If you are experiencing illness (i.e., fever, chills, coughing, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, runny nose or congestion), please do not visit the food bank until you are feeling well.
BVFB’s top priority is the safety and health of everyone. If conditions change, these policies can and will be updated to meet emerging best practices.
In the Brazos Valley Food Banks last fiscal year (July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021), many dedicated individuals and organizations, such as Texas A&M University student groups, the Junior League of Bryan-College Station, and local businesses volunteered a total of 14,301 hours with the Brazos Valley Food Bank. To provide vital programs for those who face hunger in the Brazos Valley, the Brazos Valley Food bank relies heavily the time and talents of volunteers. Volunteer activities range from assembling food-filled BackPacks for children, passing out food to individuals at a Mobile Food Pantry to participating in Nutrition Education programs with Brazos Valley Food Bank staff.
Your service is vital in uniting our community to nourish our neighbors in need.
“I, and my group, had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the Food Bank!”
“It's a great experience. It's a rewarding experience. You can come as you like!”
“You meet great people!”
Come out and be a part of making the Brazos Valley hunger free!