Table to Table Crisis Operations Update
Table to Table is continuing to rescue food with additional safety precautions in place. Table to Table delivers more than 40,000 pounds of food each week to thousands of people who need it. Our mission to feed our most vulnerable neighbors is especially critical right now — people will need access to basic necessities more than ever if they experience unpaid time off or closures of other social services.
We are working to continue our operations to the best of our ability, and the safety and well-being of our recipients, volunteers, food donors and staff is our top priority. We are reducing and restructuring routes to limit contact between people as much as possible, increasing the frequency of our cleaning and disinfecting procedures, and requiring volunteers/staff to stay home if they are not feeling well.
More than half of our regular volunteers are at high risk for complications from COVID-19 or have a close family member who is vulnerable. They must temporarily suspend their volunteer duties for their safety or the safety of their family.
While we have reduced the number of daily food rescue routes, we will still need additional volunteers in order to continue operations. Any individual who is well and not at high risk for this illness who is interested in providing volunteer support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 319-337-3400. We need help boxing and loading food from grocery stores and transporting food to local food pantries and shelters. Table to Table vehicles are provided. Food rescue routes run 8 a.m.-noon Monday-Saturday, and typically take 2-3 hours. Please also consider making a financial donation to help us pay for fuel, vehicle maintenance and staffing needed to continue our operation. Go to https://table2table.org/donateonline/
We are closely monitoring recommendations by the CDC and Iowa Department of Public Health and will continue making adjustments to our services and operations as needed. Thank for supporting hunger relief in Johnson County. Working together is a cornerstone of our mission, we trust we will get through this crisis by continuing to do just that.