Carver Market Needs

Dear Friends of the Carver Market,

At this time of heightened concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), please know that our Market is addressing the dual priorities of ensuring the health and safety of our staff, clients, and volunteers, and continuing to serve an already vulnerable population of neighbors. We are monitoring events closely and will adhere to guidelines and directives issued by federal/state/county authorities.

We have instructed our staff and volunteers NOT to come to the Market if they are showing signs of illness (coughing, sneezing, fever), have an underlying medical condition that makes them vulnerable to infection, or live with or have regular contact with anyone considered at risk from COVID-19. Similarly, we have asked clients to stay home if any of the above factors apply to them, recommending they send a friend or helper to pick up groceries on their behalf.

We have adapted Market operations to limit person-to-person contact. While we pride ourselves on being a “choice” Market and allowing clients to individually select their grocery items, we have made the decision to provide our clients with pre-packaged bags of food, beginning immediately.

How can YOU help? We need new or gently used, large reusable bags NOW! (cloth is not ideal) We have created an Amazon Wish List for bags which can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/D8L80FGD3K5I/ref=cm_go_nav_hz

We anticipate the need for food to our community to grow over the next couple of weeks.  We welcome financial donations to cover food purchases and, just as importantly, to offset our costs for staff to handle deliveries and distribution.  The people power needed to move, unpack, set up and distribute and then recycle the boxes is enormous.

 

We can arrange for pick up and would prefer not to have the bags dropped off at Carver. Please contact us at 914-305-6010 to coordinate. 

We continue to monitor developments and will take appropriate measures accordingly. Our hope is to continue to provide healthy supplemental food for families in need during this time of uncertainty and disruption.

For the latest updates on the coronavirus from the CDC, please visit: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/summary.html

At this time, in an abundance of caution, we are not able to accept food donations to ensure the safety of our community.

For those wishing to help Carver Center during this challenging time, we ask that you consider making a donation through this link, https://carvercenter.org/donate/.

We anticipate the need for food to our community to grow over the next couple of weeks.  We welcome financial donations to cover food purchases and, just as importantly, to offset our costs for staff to handle deliveries and distribution.  The people power needed to move, unpack, set up and distribute and then recycle the boxes is enormous.

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