***Response to the Coronavirus. Please read before signing up.***
Compassion Delivered, our mission is to improve health and well-being for the people who receive our meals. And because our focus is on health, we’re closely monitoring developments related to coronavirus in Ohio.
Our clients, all of whom are already facing life-threatening health conditions are among the most vulnerable people in our state, so we are taking extra precautions to keep them, our volunteers, and our staff safe and healthy. We are closely monitoring guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Public Health and Safety, and we are taking actions to limit the risk of the virus affecting anyone associated with our program.
International travel – If you have traveled to an area identified at Alert Level 2 or Warning Level 3 by the Centers for Disease Control or are closely associated with anyone who has traveled in these areas, please do not volunteer or visit a Compassion Delivered kitchen for at least 14 days following your return to the U.S. Countries currently at this level include China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, and Japan.
Feeling sick? To protect our clients, who often have weakened immune systems, it is our standard practice to encourage those who are not feeling well to avoid working or volunteering at Compassion Delivered. This also applies to those visiting our kitchen. Please stay home if you have a fever of over 100°F and any symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g. cough, sneezing, shortness of breath).
Recommit to everyday preventive actions – We ask everyone involved with our program to recommit to the following precautions, which are already an important element of health and safety in our program. These are the same precautions we all should take to avoid catching the flu or the common cold, and now is a good time to be extra vigilant.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds (about the amount of time it takes to hum the happy birthday song from beginning to end, TWICE), especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. (Please note that hand washing is still more effective than hand sanitizer!)
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces at home and work using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Meal deliveries – At this time, we do not believe there is a need to alter our operations or delivery schedule, but we will continue to monitor and assess the situation. If we determine that additional actions must be taken to protect the health and safety of the people who receive our meals, we will update you and other community members.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. And thanks again for your continued support and for doing your part to ensure that we can continue getting meals out safely to the people who depend on them. ****
Thank you for your willingness to volunteer with our organization! We have many areas that are important to us but none of them are as important as our kitchen, it is how our whole operation works. We rely heavily on our kitchen volunteers because we need your help to ensure we get our meals out on time.
Please take a look at the available time and dates and sign up accordingly. If you are unable to help on any of the dates, please let us know as we will put you on a list for days that open up the last minute.
Once you've secured a date and time, we will look forward to you arriving for your scheduled time. We will also have bottled water and snacks for you to have while you are volunteering. There might even be a chance to sample a meal as well.
*The address to the kitchen is 171 Aultman Ave, Canton. Our kitchen is in the Westminster Community Church. Parking is on the street, please enter through the main entrance and the kitchen is in the basement, there are steps to go down.