February 2022 UPDATE
The Coronavirus Pandemic is a rapidly changing situation and will continue to require patience and flexibility from clients, volunteers, and donors. We have implemented additional sanitizing and disinfecting measures in our facility to minimize the potential spread of the virus.
- Masks are required for all clients, regardless of vaccination status who are utilizing the Self-Select Pantry.
- Masks are encouraged (but not required) for Volunteers who are working directly with clients on distribution days (ie Front Desk & Shopper Assistant).
- Face coverings will continue to be required for unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated volunteers, visitors & staff.
If you need food assistance, please make an appointment on our website or call (970) 375-2672 and leave a message providing your name and contact info.
EMERGENCY FOOD STATEMENT
The Durango Food Bank is committed to providing emergency food relief efforts to all residents struggling with food insecurity throughout La Plata County, especially the most vulnerable among us – children, seniors, and families struggling to making ends meet. We understand that not all members of our community have adequate reserves. The Durango Food Bank makes getting ahead of emergency situations our primary goal.
Most of these households are not in the position to reserve food in the event of an emergency. In order to help families prepare for the possibility of self-isolation, the Durango Food Bank will be providing supplemental food bags in addition to regular food programs. In a measure to prolong our ability to assist the areas’ food insecure residents, we offer several food distribution programs, including a socially distant Curbside Pickup and our Self-Select Pantry. In the event of an emergency (pandemic, fire, etc.), the Durango Food Bank will do everything possible to provide a safety net for those in need, even if it leaves us short of supplies down the road. If a shortage does occur, the Durango Food Bank will need help getting crucial items like high protein foods, including canned meats, beans, and peanut butter. If you are able, please considering donating to the Durango Food Bank
Follow us on our Facebook page to get the latest updates. For more information on how you can help or to make a donation, contact Sarah Smith, Executive Director of the Durango Food Bank at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 970.375.2672.