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COVID-19 Updates

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FAQ

Q: What Does Care and Share Need?
Give Funds - Help us mobilize quickly.
Give Time - We need healthy volunteers as part of our essential public service operations.

Q: Are you still accepting food drive donations?
Yes, though we encourage the community to create digital food drives instead to help us move faster and to keep everyone safely at home.

Q: Do you still need volunteers?
Yes! In Colorado Springs only, we need healthy volunteers ages 16 and up who haven’t traveled recently and haven’t been in close contact with people who have traveled recently.

Q: I’ve never volunteered before. How do I access/attend volunteer orientation?
We’re now offering virtual volunteer orientations. The video is just over 10 minutes long and you can access it here. Be sure to sign up for a shift at careandshare.org/volunteer.

Q: Can my child who is under 16 still volunteer?
No. Because COVID-19 symptoms present differently in minors, we are taking extra precautions. This is a deviation from our standard policy and we hope it is only short-term.

Q: If I’m over 65 can I still volunteer?
Yes. As long as you are in good health, you are welcome to sign up for a volunteer shift.

Q: What Precautions is Care and Share Taking?
Fabric masks are now required. Please bring your own to our facilities! View our Update on Volunteer Efforts and Policies.

Q: What About Care and Share Events?
Recipe for Hope Colorado Springs is cancelled. Recipe for Hope Pueblo is cancelled. Community Champions is postponed. New date TBD.

Q: Where do I go for emergency food assistance?
We work through 267 pantries and meal programs across Southern Colorado. Some of our smaller partners have needed to temporarily close. We're updating closures as we hear of them. Please check careandshare.org/FindFood for the latest info.

Q: My kid(s) used to pick up food at school through the Send Hunger Packing (SHP) program. Now what?
Our Send Hunger Packing program is still operational. Please contact your school coordinator to learn more about how you can receive food bags.

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