New Guidelines for Safe Meal Packing Due to COVID-19

New Guidelines for Safe Meal Packing

Governor Holcomb has classified food relief organizations like the Million Meal Movement as an essential service to the community, allowing volunteers to do the work our community desperately needs.

We recognize that many of you will only feel comfortable at this time volunteering in small groups with proper health and social distancing precautions, and so we’re offering packs just for you. We’re inviting small groups (25 people or less) to pack meals with us for 90 minutes. Donations will be accepted to help offset the cost of the pack. NOTE: In order to operate efficiently, packs with less than 5 people signed up will be canceled.

Packing shifts are available on multiple dates on our SignUp.com page.

 

Safe Meal Packing

 

We want to do our part in not causing further contagion. We’re following strict guidelines for social distancing and personal protection measures. Million Meal Movement is operating under a “Bring Your Own Mask” policy. If you have access to a medical-grade or fabric mask, please wear that to volunteer; If you do not, please bring a scarf or other fine fabric that can be tightly wrapped around nose and mouth. The Million Meal Movement will provide gloves. A hand-washing station will be mandatory for all participating, and commonly touched surfaces will be properly sanitized by staff before and after each volunteer shift.

Million Meal Movement is asking children under the age of 10, adults over the age of 60, and anyone with serious chronic medical conditions (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, etc.) to remain at home during this time.

Also, the Million Meal Movement asks that each volunteer read the following questions before signing up to attend these packs:

  1. Have you traveled outside of the United States in the last 14 days, including a cruise to any destination?
  2. Have you traveled to domestic hotspots such as New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Michigan, Massachusetts, Florida, Washington, or Illinois?
  3. Have you experienced any respiratory symptoms such as congestion, cough, sore throat, or fever in the last 7 days?
  4. Have you had any contact with someone who has recently been tested for novel coronavirus or is under investigation for COVID-19?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, we ask that you refrain from volunteering for at least 14 days. 

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For more information on our new packing guidelines, call 317-863-8655 or email us at info@millionmealmovement.org.