As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to swell, the Houston Food Bank is looking for volunteers to help pack quarantine food kits “for our neighbors who do not have reserves of food in the event there is a need.”
Though the boxes are not yet needed, the food bank wants to be prepared in case of a coronavirus outbreak in the area.
“Houston Food Bank and its Partners provide essential services and will continue to do so,” the organization explained on Instagram Monday.
"As always, the health and safety of partners, staff and the community is Houston Food Bank's number-one priority," the food bank said in a statement, per ABC 13. "They have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting, especially around high-traffic areas (volunteer areas, elevators, meeting rooms, bathrooms, food areas). Houston Food Bank intends to remain in operation using the best available safety protocols throughout any COVID-19 impact."
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Volunteer shifts are available Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to noon.
Sign up for a volunteer shift at HoustonFoodBank.org