Packaging FAQs

Updated May 6, 2020 to comply with strict health and safety standards.

1. Do I have to pay to package meals?

Donations are not required at our open packaging events but encouraged as we have to purchase all of our ingredients. You may donate online, or you may donate during a packaging shift using debit/credit cards, cash or check.

2. May I bring children?

To ensure volunteer safety during the COVID-19 epidemic, children under the age of 18 will not be allowed at the Packaging Center.

3. How should I dress?

Wear casual and comfortable shoes as you may get dusty, and you will be standing on a concrete floor. We recommend you leave your purse, backpack, jewelry and beverage in the car. You will receive a hairnet and beard net (if needed) at the packaging center.

4. Are masks and gloves required?

Volunteers will be required to bring a clean mask from home  (a bandana or scarf is not acceptable). Gloves will be provided. Masks and gloves must be worn at all times during packaging shifts.

5. Is a signed waiver of liability required during this time?

Yes, every volunteer must bring a completed COVID-19 Waiver of liability when they check in for their shift. Blank waivers will be available at check in.

6. May I sign up as a group?

No, during this time, only individuals will be able to sign up. Please have each person in your group sign up individually. Please do not sign up others. No walk-ins will be allowed.

7. May I bring my service animal?

Yes, however as we are a food packaging organization, it is our policy that no service animal be allowed in any area where ingredients are being packaged.  Service animals will be allowed in common areas where labeling or box making duties generally take place.  View Service Animal Policy for our written policy.