INFORMATION ON COVID-19 AND OUR FOOD BANKS: "How Can I Help?"

FTC Board Info Page – Corona

Corona Virus info page –

Added Mar 10 2020:

From FANO –
Dear colleagues,

As we monitor developments related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), we have been compiling Preparedness Practices emerging from member food banks, state associations and Feeding America staff. These shared practices center on protecting the well-being of staff members, volunteers and people facing hunger during this public health threat. Please see the COVID-19 Emerging and Preparedness Practices Guide (word version) for the practices we have compiled so far, which include sections on human resources, distribution methods, inventory, product sourcing, volunteers, agency communication, fundraising, advocacy, and more.

These practices are emergent, co-created and will evolve as we learn more together. They have been reviewed by the Feeding America Government Relations and Member Engagement Teams to verify they meet IRS and member contract requirements.

Please note: Evolving guidance provided by the CDC and Public Health Departments will take precedent over the information in the guide. We recommend monitoring the CDC as an authoritative source regularly.

We will update these practices on an ongoing basis. Before Friday, the guide will be on HungerNet by topic area with a date indicating when a section was last updated.

 

Added Mar 6 2020:

From NonProfit Risk Management Center:

COVID-19: 5 Things to Know and Do


Sample docs/etc from FTC member food banks:

Sample_DRAFT_PartnerAgencies_COVID19_Message_03052020

sample volunteer email


From Mar 5 2020 and prior
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From National Assoc of Free and Charitable Clinics:

For information on Coronavirus Disease 2019, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage providing educational resources and updates on the disease: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

From FANO:

  • COVID-19 HungerNet Page – Make sure you keep an eye on the COVID-19 Information page on HungerNet.  It is being updated regularly with news and resources from FA and your peers.  I’ve also attached the most recent Network Connection that has more information on the topic.
  • FANO HR Response  – Attached is the FA HR Response that was sent out via the HR email list last week – not all of it will apply to your staff, but if necessary it can be a good structure to build from.

HR_Response_COVID-19

  • Sample Disaster Plan – If you are interested, the food bank in Dayton, OH, has shared a robust disaster plan that could be helpful in thinking through some of your preparation.  I’ve attached.  I’m not trying to be overwhelming, but hoping that perhaps this could be a useful resource coming at a useful time.

2020 Disaster Response and Communications Plan

2020 Disaster Response and Communications Plan (1)

Attachment D_Yearly Disaster Preparedness Checklist

Attachment E_Foodbank Response to Disasters for Employees

Attachment F_Foreseen Disasters Readiness Checklist

Attachment G_Daily Meeting Notes Page

Attachment I_Agency Well Check Checklist

Attachment J_Disaster Client Signature Collection Page

Attachment K_Mobile Pantry Checklist

Attachment M_Client Story Questions

Attachment O_Volunteer Program Disaster Plan CORRECT

Attachment S_Example Press Release

Attachment T_Example Disaster Response Email

Attachment U_Phone Call Log

Attachment W_Recovery All Foodbank Team Meeting Questions

Attachment X_ Emergency Equipment Necessary for Disaster Relief

Attachment Y_Press conference speech

 

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