Coronavirus Response

I Need Help

Are you in need of food or financial assistance?  The Falmouth Service Center can help!

At this time, the Falmouth Service Center is doing our best to protect our clients, volunteers and staff. Please continue to check our website and our Facebook page for daily and/or weekly updates as we move forward. Our hours for the week will be posted every Monday morning on our website and we ask you to refresh your webpage to view the new hours. 

We are now distributing food from the back of our building and providing pre-packed bags of food for our clients. We have set up a drive-through system and you will stay in your car.  Our volunteers will not be able to touch your car so we ask that you open and close the trunk for us if you wish to put your bags there. We ask you to please wear a face mask while going through the line, in accordance to Governor Baker's orders at this time.

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What’s in our pre-packed bags of food?   

You will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner items (ex. Cereal, juice, peanut butter, pasta, etc.)  These are non-perishable items.  In addition, you will receive milk, eggs (if available), other dairy items, meat, and fresh fruit and vegetables.  The bags are put together by our brave and willing volunteers. Any household in need can pick-up food once per week. 

FSC is working hard to continue to provide these bags for our clients every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, each week. This may change, depending on the ever-changing guidelines presented by our government during the pandemic. 

If you or someone you know needs food, you can pick up food for the household once/week on the following days:

Tuesday, 10 a.m. - NOON

Wednesday, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, 10 a.m. - NOON 

AND

Friday, 10 a.m. - NOON

Our hours may have to change in the future, please check our Home page for up to date hours 

In addition, we are continuing to offer financial assistance for Falmouth residents.  If you have a financial question, please call us at 508-548-2794 to see how we may be able to help.

If you are in need of other types of resources during the COVID-19 crisis, learn more here...

 

I Want to Help

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VOLUNTEER PROGRAM: To ensure the safety of our current volunteers, we have temporarily suspended our volunteer training program. We are always looking for more volunteers whenever we feel it is safe to take on more, so please feel free to submit an application- but note that we are unsure of when we will start this back up.

DONATIONS: If you would like to make a donation, you can click here.

OTHER: Other ways to help the Falmouth Community include following the guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Please refer to the CDC for more information regarding the Covid-19 virus and medical questions.

We are encouraging all of our clients, volunteers and staff to continue to follow the CDC guidelines to avoid exposure. Those guidelines are: 

  • Keep a distance of at least 6ft between you and other individuals 

  • Wear a facemask when you are out in public to protect others 

  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze 

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been to a public place or sneezed/coughed/or blown your nose 

  • If washing your hands is unavailable, please use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol 

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands 

  • Avoid close contact with people that do not live in your household 

  • Stay at home as much as possible 

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. EPA approved household disinfectants.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How do I get food from FSC if I have never been a client?

  • At this time, anyone that is in need of food may come to our scheduled food distributions and receive the pre-packed bags in the back of the building. We will ask a few questions (name, zip code, etc) and then our volunteers will distribute the food.

Do you need volunteers?

  • To ensure the safety of our current volunteers, we have temporarily suspended our volunteer training program. We are always looking for more volunteers whenever we feel it is safe to take on more, so please feel free to submit an application- but note that we are unsure of when we will start this back up. 

I am already an active volunteer and wondering what I should expect when I come in to help?

  • We are asking our current volunteers to come in to FSC wearing a mask (we have some available if you don't have one).
  • We will provide disposable gloves.
  • Volunteers will sign-in and record their temperature (taken at home before arriving).
  • Volunteer groups have been drastically limited in size.
  • We have placed markers on the floor (6ft apart) for some of our duties.
  • We ask that if you are experiencing any symptoms before arriving, to please not enter the building.

Can the virus be transmitted through food?

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) are not aware of any reports at this time that suggest COVID-19 can be transmitted by food or food packaging.

Are you still accepting non-perishable food items?

  • We are not accepting them at this time. You can look to our website for other ways to donate.

What other programs are still operating at FSC?

  • We are currently offering our Home Delivery program for those already enrolled and providing financial assistance for Falmouth households in need. We are conducting appointments over the phone.

Will COVID-19 impact your food supply?

  • FSC's food supply has not been impacted and we are diligently working to maintain safe and dependable service. We are communicating closely with the Greater Boston Food Bank and will be in contact through our website or our Facebook page if anything changes.

How can I donate?