To help employees at All Faiths Food Bank who are hard at work ensuring community members in need are fed in the face of the coronavirus crisis, team members from Tammy's Alterations & Dry Cleaning made and donated 50 cloth masks for food bank staffers to wear while working at the office in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
“We really wanted to do something for all the doctors, nurses and local organizations in need of face masks who are helping those in need in our community,” says owner Tammy Vo.
With social distancing recommendations and, now, the stay-at-home order, the food bank has not had access to its significant volunteer corps to assist in food sorting, packing and other tasks. At this time, employees at all levels are filling significant gaps in the food bank's operations, in addition to performing their regular job responsibilities. As some of these duties require staff members to be in the general vicinity of one another, the masks are helpful in protecting their health.