During this current COVID-19 situation, Circle of Hope Community Center's Food Pantry is temporarily changing our hours of operation effective immediately. Instead of our normal MWF 10am-2pm hours, we will now be open ONLY on MONDAY and FRIDAY from 10AM - 12 NOON. Furthermore, we will be temporarily changing to a drive-thru only model of food distribution instead of our normal walk-in...those who visit our pantry should stay in their cars and a volunteer will assist you. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we do our best to keep both our neighbors and volunteers safe while we continue to serve families in need during this crucial time.
We know there is growing concern as the outbreak and impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. We are closely monitoring the situation as we get information from Central Texas Food Bank (CTFB), the Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) and other local health officials on response efforts. Ensuring the health, safety and well-being of the communities that Circle of Hope Community Center serves in the Greater Austin area is a top priority and is especially critical at this time.
We have been recognized as an emergency food relief organization and are allowed to remain open to serve families in need.
With that in mind, below are the precautions we are taking to provide a safe and clean environment for those we serve at our Food Pantry.
What we are doing:
Our facilities are cleaned on a regular basis to ensure strong sanitization procedures.
We have increased sanitization efforts to thoroughly clean frequently touched surfaces and high traffic areas.
In addition to hand soap available in the bathroom and kitchen, we have a supply of alcohol-based hand sanitizers available for use.
What you can do:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Cover your mouth and nose with your forearm when coughing and sneezing.
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds at a time. Use soap and water when possible.
If you are sick, have fever, or are not feeling well, please remain at home.
We encourage everyone to remain calm, avoid panic, and make decisions with wisdom.
As always, Circle of Hope Community Center remains committed to partnering with businesses, churches, organizations, and individuals to be that “Circle of Hope” serving families in need in our communities.