COVID 19 CLIENT/PARTNER COMMUNICATION
One of the Devine Food Pantry’s highest priorities is to protect the health and well being of our clients and volunteers. In coordination with San Antonio Food Bank, through their association with Feeding America, Feeding Texas, FEMA, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and our internal teams, the Devine Food Panty is actively monitoring developments related to Coronavirus (COVID‐19).
As of this printing, the immediate risk has elevated in Texas and it is important to stay informed as these types of situations can be constantly changing. We recommend monitoring the CDC website as the authoritative source regularly. While every individual should assess their own risks and plan accordingly, at this time the Devine Food Pantry’s events and activities including food distribution will occur as scheduled.
In order to plan appropriately and safely we will be limiting the amount of physical contact between clients, volunteers, and staff to wit:
1) We will, for the time being, maintain our regular hours of Tuesday & Thursdays from 10:00am to 12:30pm.
2) We will only allow 10 clients in the building at one time and require that the each client maintain a 6 foot “exclusion zone” around themselves
3) We will provide each client mask and gloves as appropriate and requiring clients to wear them while in the building.
4) Only 1 client per household will be allowed access to the building. No Children
5) No in & out. Please make sure you have everything you need before you enter the building.
6) We will be monitoring the situation and be making changes to our operations as necessary.
As we continue to support the communities we serve, we will provide you with regular updates via our Facebook page and our website https://www.devinefoodpantry.org .
Please bear with us during these trying times.
Thank you for your continued commitment to serving our communities. We'll continue to monitor and adjust strategies to keep us all safe and healthy moving forward.
Clients are encouraged to come on one of the listed days and are limited to one visit per month per family.
The Pantry has plenty of food for the month, no matter which day is chosen. We don't run out of items if you come later in the month.
The Food Pantry of Devine serves the residents of Southern Medina County and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.
The Devine Food Pantry Ministry will be open the following days and times for distribution of food commodities:
Tuesday & Thursday
10:00AM - 1:00PM
We may close earlier if we reach maximum building capacity.
Declaración de no discriminación
Fighting Hunger In Our Community
Every day is a challenge for many in our communities to just getting essential nutrition. Feeding our family is not always easy, and sometimes seems impossible. But with your help, the Devine Food Pantry Ministry can help many families receive that essential nutrition.
Food insecurity exists in every county and congressional district in the country. But not everyone struggling with hunger qualifies for federal nutrition assistance. Hunger must continually be addressed in our community and the Devine Food Pantry Ministry is and will be the voice of the hungry! The Devine Food Pantry Ministry was founded in 2004 by the Devine Ministerial Fellowship, a collective group of Ministers and clergy from the Devine, Natalia, Lytle and Moore Texas communities.
We are 100% people and community funded. Long term underemployment, unemployment and the high cost of food, gas, utilities and rent are forcing more and more people to seek emergency food. The need for emergency food is unprecedented.
What does it take to fight hunger? Monetary Donations & Volunteers.
Monetary donations to cover the expenses of food acquisition, maintaining a physical plant, electricity, phone service, water, sewage and trash, insurance etc and volunteers who not only fill boxes with food donated by the Wal-Mart Stores of Devine, Hondo & Castroville and HEB-Lytle, but volunteers who pick up food procured through the San Antonio Food Bank and local food drives from the Devine ISD, volunteers who unload the vehicles and place the items in the storeroom, stock the shelves in the distribution area, process the orders for distribution, maintain the physical premises and clerical help in the intake area for the required governmental and SAFB member agency forms.
The Devine Food Pantry Ministry is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that provides food assistance to children and families in need in our community and surrounding areas. Hunger is a growing epidemic and it continues to affect hundreds on a daily basis. The Devine Food Pantry provides numerous programs to meet the needs of every person who walks through our doors.
The Devine Food Pantry Ministry is one of the leading pantries in Media County Texas and we are proud members of the San Antonio Food Bank . We serve low income families regardless of their race, color, or religion. Your donations may be tax deductible. With your generous support, Devine Food Pantry Ministry will be able to continue to roll out the red carpet and serve families in need. It takes co-operation, efficiency, and strong partnerships to fight hunger.
Security Bank, Devine TX held a very successful food drive for the Devine Food Pantry.
Thank You Security bank and everyone that donated.
Alpha Omega Christian Academy had a great food drive for the pantry.
Thank You for your support.
Thanks to all at the Bigfoot-Moore Bunco Group.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Thank You to all the members of the Devine Current Events Club for the wonderful donation to the Devine Food Pantry.
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MAKE A DIRECT DONATION
Make a monthly contribution to the Devine Food Pantry Ministry.
$20.00 helps 5 families
$50.00 helps 13 and
$75.00 helps to supply over 20 families
with supplemental food assistance.
Make a lump sum donation that will help us fund the Devine Food Pantry
throughout the year.
FROM AROUND THE AREA
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity
conducted or funded by USDA.
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form.
To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992.
Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3) email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Declaración de no discriminación
De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus
siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre
la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad
realizados o financiados por el USDA. Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en
contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o discapacidades del habla pueden
comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede
proporcionar en otros idiomas. Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en:
http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html y en cualquier oficina del
USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la
información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de
denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992.
Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA
(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2) fax: (202) 690-7442;
(3) correo electrónico: email@example.com.
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.