Martha’s Kitchen has risen to the challenge to provide meals to the hungry of our region during this time of Covid-19. We have had to make all kinds of changes to our operations to allow us to keep up with the 70% increase in demand for meals. We have installed a large freezer in our parking lot to help hold the needed food.
As many of our regular volunteers have been forced to “shelter in place” during this time, we made some new friends throughout the community and some folks who are unable to work during this time have been coming to help us.
To keep our volunteers socially distant, we are using volunteers Monday through Friday in the mornings in addition to Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. This allows us to have fewer people in the room and to keep people farther apart while making sandwiches, cutting fruits and vegetables, and more.
Congregate meal service has been replaced by “to go” meal service since early March 2020. We have made significant increase in our sanitation processes and received a complimentary deep cleaning of our kitchen and facilities by Detail Pro’s San Jose as well.
To all of those who have reached out to help us during this extraordinary time, we say “thank you” from the bottom of our hearts. Martha’s Kitchen will continue to rise to the occasion and meet the needs of our community during these hard times. We are able to meet these needs thanks to the many wonderful volunteers and donors who contribute their time, treasure, or talent to help us make it happen. Thank You!!!