Updated: May 13
On the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, Campbell Care Ministry operates Campbell Food Pantry providing free groceries to families who struggle with food insecurity in the local communities. The Campbell Food Pantry, one of 22 local pantries supported by City Team Ministry, is an effective program run by a small group of volunteers doing their part to serve and minister those who are in need. The joint effort by Campbell Care ministry and City Team, which started in January 2020, has come timely in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic because the needs are great and many of the pantries are closed due to the shelter-in-place order. This blog addresses the following regarding the Campbell Pantry:
With guidelines provided by City Team, Campbell Care ministry has developed a high standard safety procedure, which during the streamlined food distribution process eliminate any physical contact between volunteers and their guests. The number of volunteers is optimized to ensure effective operation and adequate social distancing practices. All volunteers are trained for basic safety operations and wear personal protective equipment including masks, protective gowns, and gloves to protect themselves as well as their guests. All guests wait in their vehicles for their groceries and open and close the trunks or doors of their vehicles for grocery dispensary. Volunteers are not allowed to touch anything that belongs to their guests including car doors and keep their distance at 6’ apart. All surfaces are disinfected before and after the food pantry operation.
What We Provide
Since the beginning of 2020, the Campbell Pantry receives supplies from City Team ministry and is one of 22 food pantries supported by City Team in the South Bay. City team obtains its supplies from the Second Harvest food bank and from donations of many organizations in the Bay Area. Individual families are provided with about 80 pounds of groceries from four food groups: protein products, produce, dry goods, and non-perishable foods.
Who We Serve?
Any individuals or families who struggle with food insecurity are welcome. All you need is a valid ID and a home address to register. Special arrangements are made for those who do not have a home, or an ID. Registration is required for all who want to be served. Individual families are registered under the head of household. Families living at the same address should register separately with their own head of household. As for now, most of families come from 4 zip codes around Campbell Church of Christ, 95008, 95117, 95128, 95130.
Campbell Care is a great place to serve and help others. If you want to join our team, please sign up through our website, https://campbellcareteam.wixsite.com/website , select “Get Involved”. There are many ways you can serve and make a difference.