THRIVE PENINSULA SERVICE UPDATES & NEEDS
Page updated: 11/17/2020
There is no more critical time to serve those in need than during a crisis. Those we serve are some of the most vulnerable people in our community and they will be some of the hardest hit. Many of us can overcome lost hours at work or extra medical expenses but this population largely cannot. Instead they are at risk of facing hunger or becoming homeless. That’s why we’re here.
THRIVE is remaining fully operational, serving families with emergency food and rent and utility assistance.
EVICTIONS & UTILITY CUT-OFFS
Governor Northam revised state budget includes updated protections for renters and utility customers. Evictions will be prohibited through December 31 as long as renters follow required procedures. The moratorium on utility cut-offs will remain in effect until the state of emergency is over. Read the full press release here.
OUR SERVICES DURING COVID-19
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We are now operating using a curbside pick up model to keep everyone safe
In lieu of allowing families to shop for their own food, we now ask families to fill out a short food profile by phone so we can pack orders to meet their needs, and reduce waste of unwanted food
We are working with several partners who are delivering our food to families who struggle with transportation
IN THE MEDIA
Click here to view videos and articles based on our recent work.
HOW TO HELP
The best way to support THRIVE and our efforts is to make a monetary donation that is not restricted for a singular purpose. Our needs are changing constantly so it is best if we can use it where it is needed most.
We have a number of critical volunteer needs! Please visit our Volunteer page to learn more.
Safety Precautions We Are Taking
THRIVE has remained open throughout the pandemic, however, we take the safety of our volunteers, staff, donors, and clients very seriously. We have altered the way we deliver nearly all of our services so we can keep serving local families but keeping everyone safe from infection. We are taking every precaution necessary including:
CURBSIDE PICKUP: All donors and food pantry recipients will be served using the curbside pick up model. Come to our backdoor and call us to tell us you've arrived (757-877-6211x2). Please wear a mask if you get out of our vehicle or feel free to stay in your vehicle and pop your trunk.
FOOD QUARANTINE: We are quarantining canned good donations for 72 hours and boxed donations for 24 hours before distributing items to the community.
CLEANING: We are regularly sanitizing all surfaces inside our facility. Food pantry volunteers are required to wear gloves.
FACE MASKS: All personnel is required to wear face masks when inside the building and maintain a 6 foot distance.
FINANCIAL COACHING: Financial coaching appointments are held over the phone for the elderly or high at risk population. All others appointments are conducted inside the building; the coach and client are separated by a large plastic sneeze guard, with masks and face shields provided to all parties.
MANDATORY TEMPERATURE CHECKS: All volunteers, financial coaching clients, and other building visitors are required to use our hands-free, self-check thermometer stationed in our lobby.
Check out www.thrivepeninsula.org/help for details on how to receive our services.
Click here to read the stories of families we have helped during the COVID-19 crisis. This is only a small sampling of the impact we have had thanks to our partners and donors.