Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes Pausing Meal Packing
Press Release: November 16, 2020
Re: COVID 19 Update – No packing for 3 weeks at the Nisswa location
With the considerations that are being asked from our State Officials, The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes will be taking a 3 week TIME OUT period for packaging meals.
We are very proud of the work that we have been able to facilitate during the pandemic and being able to maintain the health and well being of our staff and our volunteers. We have been very fortunate to have had NO Covid case outbreaks from our Nisswa facility.
With the pandemic outbreak and the most recent guidance from the Governor’s Office, the Minnesota Department of Health Guidelines, etc. we are opting to stop our packaging efforts effective:
NO PACKING from November 16, 2020 through December 6, 2020
If you were scheduled to pack meals with us during that time, please be aware that your packing dates have been cancelled.
Our office will continue to be staffed and we will still be processing/fulfilling food distribution requests for food shelves, community meal programs, shelters, schools, etc. We are fortunate to have a backstock of approximately 156,000 meals on hand packaged and ready to distribute as needed.
We feel it is the best thing to limit exposure to COVID and to maintain the safety and well-being of staff and volunteers.
Your financial contributions are greatly needed for us to be able to purchase our next shipment of ingredients. Please consider making a donation to our organization; we are a registered 501c3 and rely on your support to feed families. We have the capabilities of packaging 7 different meals at the cost of only $0.30/meal. You may contribute online at www.outreachprogramBLA.org or by sending a check to our address listed above.
Those that have any questions regarding this press release, or questions in general about our organization – you are encouraged to contact Shawn Hansen, Executive Director of The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes. For more information about The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes, visit their website: www.outreachprogrambla.org Call 218-961-0055 or email shawn@outreachprogramBLA.org