For the safety of our clients, volunteers, associates and our community's health overall and to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Florida government guidelines, SVdP Community Kitchen has incorporated new policies and processes:
We continue to serve a full meal 7 days a week, though the dining room is closed.
Our clients enter the building (no more than 10 at a time) to pick up a box lunch.
(Still a full meal with protein and vegatables.)
Included in the meal is plastic utensils, a sanitizer wet wipe and a 4oz. juice box.
Showers and Laundry availability has been discontinued at this time.
Additionally, individuals can come in the office one at a time to pick up mail.
We have ceased making ID badges and service in the Chapel.
Client numbers jump / Expenses even more
Adapting to our current environment has put additional strains on our resources:
Last week, we saw a 46% increase in client numbers; and we anticipate these numbers to grow exponentially as more companies slowdown or close in the coming months.
Compounding these growing service opportunities is the new process of food delivery:
Creating a "to-go" product doubles our cost per meal:
It adds $1.21 to our VERY meager $1.18 actual food cost.
We are looking at EVERY avenue for support to offset these additional costs and are MOST grateful for any and all support you can provide.