NOTICE: In the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, the health and safety of our communities and staff is of utmost importance to us. We will post up-to-date information regarding any actions we take in response on our website, at fmsc.org/COVID-19. If your packing session is canceled, you will receive an email notification.
We’re excited to see you during your upcoming food packing session at Feed My Starving Children.
We are excited to have volunteers back in our packing room! In order to ensure the safety of volunteers and staff amid the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteering will look a little different than in the past. Please carefully review the following changes:
If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 please stay home.
All volunteers will be required to wear masks both inside the building at all times and outside the building when waiting to check-in. Acceptable masks include multi-layer cloth, non-medical disposable, or N95 that fit snugly and completely cover your nose and mouth. Please note that neck gaiters and plastic face shields worn alone are not acceptable. A mask with a face shield is acceptable.
All volunteers will go through a verbal symptom screening upon arrival.
Please arrive 10 -15 minutes early to check in and shop MarketPlace™. If there is a line at the door, please wait until those in line have entered the building to help respect social distancing requirements.
Volunteer group size is limited to five (5) people. Please note that you will not be socially distanced from anyone you choose to sign up with. You will be socially distanced from any other groups in the packing room. If you signed up as an individual, you will likely be paired with one other volunteer but will still be 6 feet from each other (at opposite ends of a packing station).
If your group is larger than five, simply register for multiple groups of five. Your groups of five will still need to maintain social distance from your other groups of five, however we will do our best to keep your packing stations as close to each other as possible.
If you or anyone in your group develops symptoms while packing, you and your entire group will be asked to leave immediately.
The packing setup has been changed to accommodate groups ranging in size from one to five.
For safety reasons, we are unable to welcome anyone under age 5 into the building at this time. (Sorry, no exceptions.)
If you are in a high risk category, please stay home.
A reservation is required to pack. No walk-ins can be accepted.