New food distribution guideline for Newfield Residents during Covid19 . Due to the increase (second wave) of Covid19 cases we are seeing in our area and the nation, the Newfield food pantry will no longer be making home deliveries of food. We need to do this for the safety of our volunteers, the majority who are senior citizens themselves and limit contact/exposure for all concerned according to the new CDC guidelines update of Sept 2020. We are now offering two drive-thru pickup times at our pantry location at the Newfield Methodist Church on Main St. to meet the increased demand. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month, from 1-2 pm and then at 6-7 pm people may arrive by car for food pickup. Each client will receive a ” shopping list” of what we have available that day to choose from. Completed shopping list will be collected by a masked/gloved volunteer who then gives the order to the masked/gloved volunteers within the church hall to fill. All food boxes/bags orders will then be loaded directly into the trunk of each client’s vehicle. Clients must remain in their vehicle at all times, in order to maintain social distance throughout the process This loading into the car procedure is now the standard throughout food sites in our country. This is a very challenging and difficult time for everyone but together we shall continue to help everyone in our Newfield community in a safe way for all.
Marge Strosnider Director, Newfield Food Cupboard And the Pantry Advisory Committee