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COVID-19 Response

NMEP COVID-19 UPDATES

Update as of March 25: Emergency Food Relief Available

No More Empty Pots has initiated emergency response to urgent community needs for food relief. We’ve partnered with local producers, businesses, community organizations and volunteers to meet the demand with available resources. If you or someone you know is in need of immediate food support, complete the Feeding Our Neighbors registration form.

Update as of March 14: Programs Suspended Through April 30

In consideration of growing public health concerns following the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), No More Empty Pots, including Cups Cafe, is SUSPENDING ALL PROGRAMMING beginning tomorrow, Saturday, March 14 until Thursday, April 30, 2020.

We are closely monitoring and communicating with partners and other community stakeholders. We are in contact with schools, pantries and other partners to support students and families who are impacted by schools closing and may be food insecure. We will share updates through email, our website, social media channels and phone calls.

Because we are a food serving institution, we take food safety and sanitation seriously and take precautions to keep patrons and staff safe with excellent sanitation practices. We have since stepped up those practices to ensure safety and sanitation at even higher levels.
 
Each staff is taking precautions to ensure that they are not reporting to work if sick and to seek medical attention. We implemented PTO (Paid Time Off) for all staff this year, including part-time, so that no one will lose pay because of being sick or having regular work suspended. Team leaders have identified remote work for their teams to continue preparing for programming and providing services in the coming weeks. We have issued computers to all staff that would normally not have one issued to them during their regular work day. 

NMEP staff and stakeholders are meeting using remote tools and technology. We will continue to provide meal distribution services for clients that have enrolled in Community Harvest during this time. We are providing meal delivery for any clients that request it.

Here are links that have been shared by other community partners that might be helpful: 

Coronavirus info (multiple languages)
CDC 
Douglas County Health Department: Coronavirus page

We will keep you posted. If there is anything that you identify as a need please contact us and we will do our best to support the need in these uncertain times.

Thank you for your support!

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