Our COVID-19 Response
We are responding to the increasing demand for food while taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our community. We continue to monitor the development of COVID-19 and we’re taking proactive steps to protect the neighbors we serve, our Food Pantry team, and our supporters. As the situation continues to rapidly evolve, our priority remains focused on providing food and resources to those in need — a demand we anticipate will increase significantly over the coming weeks. We are in this together.
The video below describes how the pantry is operating during the pandemic:
We have returned to our regular monthly schedule of closing the week of the 4th Wednesday of the month.
WE ARE OPEN
10:00 am – 7:00 pm Wednesdays
9:30 am – 11:30 am Thursdays,
DRIVE THRU PANTRY ONLY.
Clients can choose from a list of non-perishable items, fresh produce,
dairy, & frozen meats.
Video Credit: Todd Waddington Productions
If we are closed and you are in need of other sources of food in your area, please look to these resources:
AB Schools offer grab-and-go breakfast and lunch to ALL Acton and Boxborough residents. You do NOT need to have a child in the district to get food. Pick-up at the High School main entrance. Mon/Wed/Fri 11:30am -1pm. Need delivery? Email or call 866-896-3599 (voicemail)
Open Table: Drive-through pantry service, delivery available if needed. Open Tue 3-6:30pm (12:45-3pm for seniors) and Thu 1-4:30pm (new clients 5-6:30pm both Tue and Thu) www.opentable.org 978-369-2275 firstname.lastname@example.org
Check mass211.org or call 2-1-1 to find other food resources
Frequently asked questions
What are you doing to keep volunteers and clients safe?
We have reduced our number of volunteers to an extreme minimum, and only allow 5-6 volunteers assigned to the same shift each week and one staff member to be in the building at a time. We maintain 6 feet of social distance when performing the pantry tasks (unloading trucks, packaging groceries, cleaning, etc.). Volunteers who have any symptoms of illness are not permitted to enter the pantry. All staff and volunteers wear face coverings and gloves, and sanitize our hands and spaces frequently, as per CDC guidelines. Additionally, any food donations we receive are stored for a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) before they are handled by volunteers or distributed to clients.