Dear Partner Agencies,
Our team continues to review operations to ensure we're meeting the increased demand. We are working hard to source food and striving to balance pre-boxed and bulk items offerings. The majority of Agencies who completed the COVID-19 Partner Relief Funding Survey told us they want more protein options and additional food boxes. We are continuing to work towards this.
Changes to Produce Ordering
We are announcing a move back to produce being ordered as single variety and not a produce mix. Item code 0006 will move back to mixed produce from our retail partners, and the bulk produce items will return to their standard item codes.
SAM produce will not be changing in any way. All SAM produce will continue to be in separate item codes as required by the State.
Disposable Masks on the Shopping List
We also currently have disposable masks available for order. These masks are meant for your staff and volunteers to wear during a distribution. Please consider how many you might reasonably need as there is a limited supply.
If you are a Buncombe County agency, we strongly encourage you to work through United Way to procure PPE:
For more answers regarding questions you may have, please review the FAQ section of the COVID-19 Agency page
If you have questions that are not addressed in the FAQ section, please reach out to a member of our Agency Relations team.
Together we are stronger,
The Agency Relations Team