Friends of Mascoma Food Pantry

A Message from the Friends of Mascoma Foundation and Local Law Enforcement

RE: Friends Feeding Friends Food Distribution Plan for the foreseeable future

The current health crisis has necessitated the closing of our public food pantries in Enfield and Canaan. The MVRSD pantry located in the High School is also closed. We are now partnering with our local law enforcement and other designated emergency response contacts in each of our five towns of Canaan, Dorchester, Enfield, Grafton and Orange.    This is our current plan to offer emergency food bags/boxes to residents in need once a week. Please be aware that this could change as new developments occur.  There are volunteers “behind the scenes” that will help make this possible.  Thanks to our wonderful caring community for being so responsive. We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received.  We thank you and we will follow up when and if we need more volunteers. ·       To access our food weekly, you must pre-register by each Friday by 3:00 PM. Please send the requested information (see below) to Eula at Elkozma@friendsofmascoma.org with the subject heading BOX ORDER.  You may also call Eula at 603.632.4542 and leave a detailed voice message or communicate with local law enforcement via the information provided below. ·       Please remember we are traditionally a three-day emergency food pantry system and agents of the New Hampshire Food Bank located in Manchester, NH.  This is an entirely new system for us and will not be the same as our standard operations. We will do our best with what supplies we have available to us to pass on to those who are in need at this time. ·       This is the information that we need: Emergency Food Box Form Shopper Name:_______________________________________________ Shopper DOB: _______________________________________________ Shopper Address: STREET:______________________________________ TOWN:____________________________ ZIP:______________________ Shopper Email or Phone #:______________________________________ Size of Household:____   # of Adults:_______# of Seniors: _______ # of Children:_______ PICK UP AT DESIGNATED SITE:____________________________________ NEEDS DELIVERY CIRCLE ONE:     YES      NO QUARANTINED CIRCLE ONE:        YES     NO  NOTES:__________________________ ·       We are coordinating with many members of local law enforcement. You may also communicate your request to them at the following email/numbers: o   Grafton:  Russell Poitras russellpoitras@aol.com (603) 523-7667 o   Enfield: Roy Holland rholland@enfield.nh.us (603) 632-7501 o   Orange, Dorchester or Canaan call or email FOM 603.632.4542 elkozma@friendsofmascoma.org ·       Please do not plan on delivering your form.  We all need to limit our direct contacts with each other during this time.  Be safe! ·       Food will be distributed every Tuesday at the following places.   The next pick up with be on Tuesday March 31st. Each site may have a procedure to have minimal personal contact. Please observe the setup.   Your food bag/box will be denoted in some way. o   Canaan Fire Department o   Enfield Police Station parking lot o   Grafton Police Department We will adjust and adapt these polices and procedures each week.  The health and safety of our volunteers, shoppers and local law enforcement is our top priority.  We will continue to offer this type of food distribution as long as we feel that we can do so while maintaining the health and safety of everyone involved.  Thank you, The Friends of Mascoma Foundation Eula Lee Kozma Executive Director Friends of Mascoma Foundation 9 On the Common Way, Unit 5 Canaan, NH 03741 elkozma@friendsofmascoma.org Office: 603.632.4542

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