SANITATION TIP
The CDC is recommending a bleach and water mixture as effective against COVID-19 on certain surfaces, learn more HERE.

REMEMBER, KEEP US UPDATED
 
Many, many communities are asking us to direct people seeking food resources to the appropriate agency. To that end it is imperative that you communicate your pantry status and any changes to operations with MANNA as frequently as possible.
 
  •  Have you changed you distribution dates or hours of distribution?
  • Will you be shifting to a different style of food distribution? (Example: Drive through or pre-boxed food)
  • Do you need volunteers from the community?
 
Communicate any and all changes with your Zone Coordinator or our Agency Relations Coordinator or simply reply to this email.

FINAL REMINDER – ORDERS NEED TO BE PLACED TODAY FOR PICK UP NEXT WEEK
 
As part of our response to COVID-19 we will shifting all agency shopping from the sales floor to our online ordering system starting on March 23rd, 2020. This means that starting on March 23rd you will be able to pick up orders placed online that you normally would have shopped for in person. The produce and bread items you normally pick up on the sales floor will be available via the online ordering system.
 
If our online ordering system is new to you or if you need a refresher please reference this video guide that we have created to assist you. If you need further assistance with our ordering system or with your user name and password please reach out to Chris Rainwater, our Agency Relations Coordinator, with the below contact information and he will be happy to assist you with any issues you may be having.

If you are attempting to place an order outside of your designated times OR if you are a mobile agency trying to schedule for pickup please contact Glenda Gragg prior to placing your order to ensure scheduling is possible. You can reach Glenda at: (828)299-3663, ext 1227.
MANNA AGENCY RELATIONS CONTACT INFORMATION:
 
Amy Sims, Western Zone Outreach Coordinator – 828-399-1147, asims@mannafoodbank.org
 
Kaitlyn Smith, Eastern Zone Outreach Coordinator – 434-806-9965, ksmith@mannafoodbank.org
 
Leah Cormier, Buncombe County Outreach Coordinator – 828-774-5915, lcormier@mannafoodbank.org
 
Chris Rainwater, Agency Relations Coordinator - 828-299-3663 x1272, crainwater@mannafoodbank.org


ACTIONS TO STAY UP TO DATE:
For additional updates, please sign up for this email list: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/uDQQJRq 
 
Join our Partner Agency text alert system to receive communications right to your smart phone: Text APPLE to (828)348-5883
 
We have launched the following web page to provide constant and up to date information regarding MANNA resources for Partner Agencies: https://www.mannafoodbank.org/agency-access-and-information/covid-19-for-agencies/
 
 
Thank you and be well,
The Agency Relations Team