Since the beginning of the pandemic, Lakeview Pantry has served a historic increase in the number of people turning to us for help. In response, we’ve expanded operations to provide more food, mental health counseling and social services than ever before.
We cannot risk any interruption to these essential free services in the ongoing pandemic.
Beginning November 1, Lakeview Pantry will require all new and existing volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We are implementing this policy to help ensure the safety of the people we serve, as well as our volunteers and staff, and to minimize the pandemic’s impact on our essential operations.
Many of the people we serve are at greater risk for serious complications from COVID-19, including older adults, people with underlying health conditions, and children who are too young to be vaccinated at this point in time. We have a collective responsibility to do everything we can to keep them safe.
Additionally, many of our volunteers are also older adults at greater risk of serious illness caused by COVID-19. We cannot do this work without them, and we will not risk their safety and well-being.
Since the initial onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Lakeview Pantry has carefully followed the guidance of local, state and federal health agencies. COVID-19 vaccines have been determined to be safe and effective at saving lives. For more information on vaccines, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
Volunteers can upload a photo of their vaccine card as proof through their personal volunteer site. This simple process takes less than a minute. Anyone having difficulty with the online process can email volunteer staff for assistance at email@example.com.
Lakeview Pantry staff are also required to be vaccinated. As a workforce of about 50 people, we’re 100 percent vaccinated.
We appreciate your understanding and ongoing support as we continue to navigate these challenging times together.