Temporary Return to Drive Thru Food Distribution

Do to the recent increase in Covid Cases the Cupboard has decided to return a drive thru type of distribution starting Friday January 7th. Most of you know the routine. You must enter the parking lot from the Yosemite St. entrance and form two lines of vehicles stopping where directed. There will be two check-in volunteers that will motion you forward when they are ready. The volunteers  will be in contact with the inside check-in team and record your visit in our computer system. Please have your id or client numbers available to  show the volunteer. A number will be written on your windshield which will correspond to your inside cart that will be in the process of being loaded.  The cart will be brought out to your vehicle. Please have your trunk or lift gate open and ready to receive the food.
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COVENANT CUPBOARD HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR 2021

Thanksgiving:

Turkey Distribution Day is Friday Nov. 19th   NOTE: THE CUPBOARD WILL START AT 12:30 PM THAT DAY

Note:  Turkey of the proper size availability of the proper size may be difficult to come by this year.

If turkeys are not available a King Soopers gift card will be distributed in place of turkeys.

Note:  Turkeys (or gift cards) are available only for registered clients New clients must be registered by Nov. 12th to receive a turkey on Nov. 19th.

New clients registering on Nov. 19th may return or call (303 8802660) at 3:30 pm to verify availability to pick up one of the remaining turkeys.

Friday Nov. 26th. A limited distributions for 1pm to 3pm, no registration desk. Clients will enter in groups of 10 as they arrive. (no random numbers given out)

No canned goods, our grocery store pickups for earlier in the week only will be available. (meats, dairy, breads, veggies, deserts, should all be available.

Dec. 3rd, Dec. 10th, and Dec. 17th will be normal distribution days.

CHRISTMAS:  Toy distribution days will be Friday Dec. 3rd and Friday Dec. 10th.

 

Note:  Toys are for registered families only. New families must be registered by Nov. 19th to eligible to receive toys on Dec. 3rd.  New families must be registered by Dec. 3rd to receive toys on Dec. 10th.

Note: Long standing Proxies will be honored for turkeys and toys.

Actual toy distribution will again be at St. Peters church by presenting the toy coupon received at the Cupboard.

DEC 24TH AND DEC 25 – COVENANT CUPBOARD CLOSED

Friday Dec. 31st (New Years Eve) COVENANT CUPBOARD will be open for a limited distribution limited distribution, 1 – 3pm — see Nov. 26th description.

 

 

Please Update Your Record with US

As we return to indoor distribution with more choice for our guests, we would like to update everyone’s records.  Please note that your income must meet federal guidelines to receive food on a regular basis.  These numbers are posted at the check in desk. Your weekly signature as we return to indoor distribution is your verification that you are eligible. It is helpful for our holiday planning if we have correct birthdates for children.  We would also like to know if the number of people in your household has increased or decreased. Please review your records in our computer when you are talking to the check-in volunteer.
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COVENANT CUPBOARD SERVICE DOG POLICY

Although Church facilities are specifically exempt from Service Dog regulations it is the policy of the Covenant Cupboard to allow these animals on site during food distributions if they are true Service animals.  No animal will be allowed on site if it exhibits vicious or uncontrollable behavior. We WILL be asking the following two questions allowed by the ADA act regarding service animals:

Where it is not obvious that the dog is a service animal, staff may ask only two specific questions: (1) is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? and (2) what work or task has the dog been trained to perform? Staff are not allowed to request any documentation for the dog, require that the dog demonstrate its task, or inquire about the nature of the person’s disability.          www.ADA.gov

 

The “Unlucky Client” Change

A client suggested change to the entry number lottery system. Are you an “Unlucky Client” when it comes to getting your number at 1pm? This is for you!

The “Unlucky Client” change to our random number entrance system:
1. This change applies only to those clients who receive numbers at the 1pm opening of the food pantry doors.

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Covenant Cupboard Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

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