China Food Pantry to implement new procedures for safety

The China Food Pantry at 1320 Lakeview Drive in China. (photo by Eric Austin)

During this medical emergency, we at the China Community Food Pantry want to do our best to protect our customers as much as we can while still providing our services to you.

Aside from frequent hand washing, social isolation is the most effect method of containing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses. We have decided that until the pandemic subsides on its own, we will limit the contact our customers have with one another and ourselves by providing premade boxes that we will deliver directly to your cars for both the weekly and the monthly programs.

When you arrive, please form a line on the shoulder of the road starting at the rock wall and extending back toward The Landing. It is important that you stay in your car to avoid contact with others. The line will move forward toward the front porch one car at a time.

When you reach the porch area, someone will come out to your car and ask if you are a China resident and whether you want your monthly box as well as your weekly box. The boxes will be brought out and placed in your car for you. We’re new to this so please, if you were not asked about the monthly box but are wanting one, let someone know. We want to ensure you have what you need.

We understand this is not as satisfactory as shopping for what you want, but this will only be a short-term change. We have every intention of going back to the way things have always been as soon as possible. Our goal right now is to protect you and help keep you healthy.

Thank you for your understanding.


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