Back to Normal?

Like every other business, church and organization Loaves & Fishes is finding a new normal. We are accepting volunteers in the kitchen once again. There haven’t been many.

Starting June 1st people doing community service will be permitted back in the kitchen. We are insisting that volunteers and community service workers wear masks and we will screen them for temperature and symptoms of COVID-19 when they enter the building.

Our dining halls in Harlingen and Raymondville are closed to the public. Meals are served at the door in carry out containers at both locations.

Our lobby door remains locked during the day. We allow one client in the building at a time and clients must wear masks.

Shelter residents are permitted to stay until we are assured by authorities that there is no chance of community spread of the virus. Shelter residents may stay in the dining hall during the day.

The tent remains available for shelter overflow and inclement weather.

All shelter clients are screened for COVID-19 every day.

All staff members are back at work. We are all wearing masks when we are meeting in close proximity. Everyone must wear a mask when in the kitchen.

The Raymondville office is up and running with all of our regular services, Similar policies are in effect in Raymondville to protect everyone’s health.

The Board of Directors held its first meeting since the beginning of the pandemic. We used the Zoom app for our meeting.

There will be challenges and modifications with this new normal. We will adapt and succeed.