Edmonton’s Meals Financial institution prepares for COVID-19, meals supply companies change into contactless
The Edmonton Food Bank has not seen an increase in needs since the COVID-19 outbreak, but the organization continues to seek donations as the situation remains fluid.
The tablet has also taken a number of precautions to limit contact between people.
“We’re kind of in a situation day by day and sometimes hour by hour, we really don’t know how this is going to end. We do not know how it will go on, “said spokeswoman Carly Kincaid Williams on Saturday.
At the moment the Tafel is looking for donations of money to build it up if necessary, in contrast to people who come together in large groups for food campaigns.
“If people can donate money it would be fantastic because then we can use that money sooner or later. We can buy what we need to buy and we can shop for a better price than people just by going out, ”said Kincaid Williams.
To limit contact, the blackboard has canceled large groups of volunteers who were scheduled to come in. The board invites healthy individuals or groups of four and less to volunteer.
The beyond food program, which is usually a drop-in program, has been changed and requires advance registration.
“We have to be aware of how many people are coming, it’s a smaller area. So we need to know how many people we’re expecting and say, ‘No, it’s better if you come a little later and you come a little earlier,’ ”said Kincaid Williams.
Contactless delivery services
In the meantime, grocery delivery services are taking additional precautions such as implementing restricted contact delivery.
In a statement, Skip the Dishes said precautionary measures include the ability to request contactless delivery and advising restaurant partners to seal all take-away bags to limit exposure and the potential for unnecessary contact.
“We will also be suspending the cash option on all orders to reduce exposure to surfaces known to aid the spread of COVID-19,” a statement from Skip the Dishes said.
Uber Eats users may also request that deliveries be left on their doorstep, and the company is working on new product features to make the process smoother.
Door Dash said it will allow requests for food at the door, along with a photo of where to put the food through the app. The company is also testing improved delivery options for contactless delivery.