Food Bank Responds to Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu)
April 30, 2009 § 3 Comments
President and CEO
When disaster strikes, we are prepared to respond with food assistance and emergency supplies. We put an Influenza A H1N1 (Swine Flu) disaster plan in place in order to respond to the needs of our Partner Agencies, clients, volunteers and employees.
Our disaster plan includes:
- An internal action plan for CAFB to function at a disaster response level with fewer staff and minimal access to volunteers.
- Additional food, water and supplies have been ordered to supplement the disaster relief supplies in our warehouse. These items will support an extended local disaster.
- In the event that one-third of our Partner Agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens across Central Texas) is closed because of illness, CAFB will begin direct distribution from its warehouse at 8201 South Congress Avenue.
- Internal personal care protocols are upgraded to ensure a safe workspace and inhibit the spread of flu virus at our location.
- CAFB senior staff are prepared to instruct employees to work from home to maintain operations, if needed.
- CAFB will maintain open lines of communication with Central Texas VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), Texas Food Bank Network and Feeding America to coordinate needs and response.
- Senior staff is meeting daily to review and update our status.
As the need progresses, check back here for calls for public assistance.