A few comments about our status at Loaves & Fishes.

I am planning for the worst and, of course, hoping for the best. Our plans take into account that the virus outbreak may worsen at any time and that the outbreak will be with us for at least a year. We’re following closely the guidance of county health authorities. We receive regular updates from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Our policies are revised according to the information received from these various funders and government entities.
The dining hall is only serving carry out plates. The same in Raymondville. We have set up a temporary shelter in the parking lot for those who cannot come into the building, either because they may have contracted the virus or some other reason.
We are offering all of our programs. The Job Shop. Mental Health Counseling, Rapid Re-Housing, Homeless Prevention, food bags and Great Physician Healthy Living are back in business.
The office is open, but the doors are locked for now. We all know this is a fluid situation. Our steps to serve our clients and protect the health of our staff have changed daily, and will continue to change, I’m sure.