With the arrival of Coronavirus in Calgary, BB4CK and our groups of volunteers are taking steps to ensure we stay safe and can continue to feed Calgary’s hungry kids.
We are taking the following steps to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers and the kids we feed:
We are closely monitoring the situation and government response. We will provide updates to our community as required and ensure that we are keeping within Alberta Health Services guidelines.
We are reiterating our request that anyone, regardless of their symptoms, does not come to the Kitchen if they are feeling unwell.
We are implementing a 14 day working from home policy for all staff returning from travel outside of Canada, or staff who have come in contact with a person who has a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19. We are also asking volunteers to not come to the Kitchen if they meet this criteria.
We are re-evaluating and stepping up our sanitizing procedures in every space where lunches are made – this includes our downtown kitchen and our community groups.
We are washing our hands (a lot, all the time…), and refraining from physical contact (elbow bumps are great!).
The extended implications of the Coronavirus are unknown as yet, but as the problem spreads we expect that there will be greater pressure put on families to support and provide for their children. This will likely result in more, not fewer, hungry kids across our city, and we know that our community will step up to help and support these families over the coming months.
We are so grateful to have the support of our community, and we are thankful for the proactive nature of our staff and volunteers – together we can weather this storm and make sure no kids go hungry.
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