Take and Eat St. Philip's & Weshampton Congregational
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Take and Eat Program!
St. Philip’s and Westhampton Congregational are working together to provide volunteers to prepare, pack and deliver meals on the 4th Saturday of every month.
Take & Eat is a critical service and will continue until we are told to stop. In order to opperate as safely as possible for both our volunteers and our clients, we are taking additional measures during our upcoming service. We ask that children stay at home at this time. Only adults will be allowed to volunteer.
We will be limiting cooks to 4 and packers to 4. Only signed up volunteers will be allowed into the kitchen. We are limiting how many workers are in the kitchen, so if you want to volunteer, you must sign up. All desserts will be purchased by the shopping crew until further notice. Drivers are asked to clean their containers for meal transport before coming for pickup. All drivers will be asked to use sanitizer/wash hands and wear gloves.
Cooks and Packers
ServSafe guidelines must be maintained scrupulously. This includes:
Hands must be washed for thirty seconds in hot water upon entry
Hands must be gloved at all times
Wear clean clothes and hat
Use clean apron provided by T&E
Surfaces must be cleaned with bleach solution after every use
Masks must be worn while preping and packing food
Before you arrive, please sanitize and clean the bags and coolers you use to transport food.
Pickup will take place at the picnic tables outside the kitchen. We ask that you wait in your car until Julie signals you to get the food for your route
During delivery, please handle the food with gloves or use hand sanitizer
When you drop off the food, please leave it on the porch or stoop and then call the recipient to let them know their food has arrived.
Additional procedures as neccessary will be outlined prior to each service.
Thank you. Together, we will get though this difficult time.
How to Sign Up
Please use the form below to sign-up. Click in the green box or boxes you are interested in signing up for first. Then when you have made all of your selections, go to the verry bottom of the page and click on the large brown bottom that says, "Submit and Sign Up." You will get a confirmation email.
The commercial kitchen where everything happens is located at 30 Davis Street, Easthampton, MA. Click here for a detailed picture of the location.
For additional information please contact us at [email protected]
The Take & Eat program is run by Our Lady of the Valley in Easthampton. A non-denominational effort that serves elders and home-bound in need, preparing and delivering weekend meals to over 95 clients in Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton, on the first, third, and fourth Saturday of the month. Hopefully, someday will we build enough momentum to start a 2nd weekend service so all weekends could be covered.
Take & Eat Kitchen
30a Davis Street, Easthampton, MA 01027
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