Covid 19 Financial Support and Updates

CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 ​INFORMATION

Second Harvest Food Bank has been closely monitoring the outbreak of a respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) Coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “Coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). We at Second Harvest Food Bank are continuing to carefully monitor the information provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health, and the San Joaquin County Public Health Services regarding the spread of COVID-19.

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The Food Bank’s operations are continuing as normal. The Food Bank is monitoring the situation closely and taking necessary precautions to help make sure that food and product remains safe and that our distributions and volunteer activities can continue.
The Food Bank is committed to the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. We are closely monitoring announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure that we are following their recommended guidelines. In addition, the Food Bank is taking the following proactive and voluntary steps to help reduce contact and/or spread of COVID-19:

  • Providing gloves to all volunteers handling food at our warehouses
  • Making hand sanitizers available throughout our warehouses
  • Increasing the visibility and importance of hand washing in the restrooms and throughout the facility
  • Advising people to avoid touching their eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands
  • Advising people to avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Advising staff and volunteers to stay home if they display signs of illness or come into contact with affected individuals

Below, we have provided answers to questions regarding COVID-19 (the Coronavirus).

1. Is the Food Bank still open and continuing its daily operations?
Yes, the Food Bank is still open and continuing our operations as normal. Below are our office hours.
Second Harvest Food Bank Warehouse – 1220 Vanderbilt Cir, Manteca, CA 95337
Administrative Days/Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

2. Is the Food Bank still accepting volunteers at the warehouse?
Yes, the Food Bank is still accepting volunteers. Volunteers are vital to Second Harvest Food Bank, we depend on the time and efforts of our volunteers to help us better serve our community. For more information please visit: https://www.localfoodbank.org/volunteer.html
Volunteer Hours
Monday 9:30 am- 11:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am- 11:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am- 11:30 pm
* Call to inquire about additional days and times
** Volunteer hours are subject to change according to warehouse needs

3. Is the Food Bank closing any food distributions due to COVID-19?
No, the Food Bank does not anticipate closing any of our food distribution sites due to COVID-19 at this time.

4. Is the Food Bank hosting special COVID-19 food distributions for people in need?
The Food Bank distributes food to thousands individuals a month in San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. We do this in partnership with several nonprofit partners ranging from food pantries to soup kitchens. At this time, the Food Bank does not anticipate adding special distributions due to COVID-19. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please visit https://www.localfoodbank.org/food-pantry-referrals.html for a list of available distributions throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties.

5. What is the Food Bank doing to reduce contact and/or the spread COVID-19?
The Food Bank is committed to the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. We are closely monitoring announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure that we are following their recommended guidelines. The Food Bank is taking the following proactive and voluntary steps to help reduce contact and/or spread of COVID-19 while visiting.

  • Providing gloves to all volunteers handling food at our warehouses
  • Making hand sanitizers available throughout our warehouses
  • Increasing the visibility and importance of hand washing in the restrooms and throughout the facility
  • Recommending people avoid touching their eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands
  • Recommending people avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Recommending staff, clients, volunteers and donors to stay away from work, school or other people if they become sick with respiratory symptoms such as fever and cough

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website and the California Department of Public Health website. Both websites are updated daily with the latest information and advice for the public.