New Food Distribution Pick-up and Delivery Procedures

NORMAL DAYS AND HOURS:

The Ocean Shores Food Bank will be open the 1st and 3rd Thursday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm for food distribution.  Our new “drive-up” procedures are designed to make sure both guests and volunteers remain safe and healthy. The thrift store will be closed and there will be no parking and no restrooms available.  So please plan accordingly.

NEW “DRIVE UP” FOOD DISTRIBUTION PROCEDURES:

Here are how the new “drive-up” procedures will work.

At 848 Anchor Avenue NW, use the west gate to access the Ocean Shores Food Bank’s distribution of food. At the west gate, you will be met by a food bank volunteer who will welcome you and confirm that all occupants of the vehicle have appropriate masks and will offer masks to those without. You will be asked to remain in your vehicle throughout the distribution process.

As you continue moving forward, another volunteer will check you in and confirm your name and the number in your household. The volunteer will place colored tags denoting family size and other information on your windshield. You will also be asked to open your car’s trunk.

At the next station, volunteers will load the appropriate number of pre-bagged groceries into the trunk of your vehicle.

At the last station, our librarians will be glad to help you select books you and/or your children might enjoy.

You will leave through the East gate.

WALK UPS:

Walk-ups, including bus riders, must wear an appropriate masks and social distance during the distribution process. Walk-ups will register at the second station and be directed to an adjacent tent to await service. You will be given bags of food. No wagon or other transportation help will be provided. So please plan accordingly.

IF YOU CAN’T GET TO THE FOOD BANK:

If you are unable to walk, drive, or use local bus or ride-call services, you should consider asking for assistance from Ocean Shores Cares. If you are a resident of Ocean Shores, this group will provide food delivery service to you on regular distribution days. You can make arrangements by calling Ocean Shores Cares at (714) 478-8856.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE:

We shall use these distribution procedures until further notice.  Our job is to make sure that “no one in our community goes hungry.”  Thank you for your patience.

EMERGENCY FOOD:

Emergency food is available at the food bank at the following times:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – 4 pm-6 pm

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday – 10 am – noon.

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