VBC Food Pantry's Response Measures
Effective March 24'th , 2020
To our Veterans , First Responders (effective 6/24/20) their family members and Volunteers,
We have increased our safety protocols to follow the CDC and Connecticut Food Banks' COVID 19
guidelines to protect our veteran guests who visit the Pantry, our volunteers who work tirelessly to run the Pantry and those who live at the Base Camp. When you arrive at the Camp to pick up your order, please
remain in your car and one of our volunteers will meet you to give you instructions. Please be advised that
we cannot accept boxes or bags for your food order, but will pack your orders in boxes or bags that have
been distributed by the Food Bank for that purpose. Working with all the new guidelines is a constantly
evolving process, as is increasing our number of trips per week to the Food Bank to have enough food to
meet the present growing need. Please be patient with us as we adjust to the learning curve and adapt to
serve you better and safer.
2. Click the link above for the list. Fill it out and email it to the address below or if you can't for some reason, then make a grocery list from our Pantry List and email it to the following email address:
3. We will make our best effort to have your food ready for you when you come to pick it up. This allows us to pack your food and allows guests to "social distance" and not have to risk exposure by waiting in line or coming into the Food Pantry.
4. If you do not have access to the internet, come to the Pantry and we will meet you at your car and have an order form ready; you can then tell what our volunteer what you would like to order. They will then take the form in and pack up your order and bring it out to you. This will take longer though.
We value, appreciate and want to serve every person who comes to our Pantry, and want to insure both your continued health and safety as well as the that of the veterans and their children who stay at the Base Camp. If you have any questions, please give me a call: Cindy: (860)786-7163.
We are all in this together!
Thank you and God bless you all!
The VBC Team
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