Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes Pausing Meal Packing

Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes Pausing Meal Packing

November 17, 2020 News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

Press Release: November 16, 2020 

Re: COVID 19 Update – No packing for 3 weeks at the Nisswa location 

With the considerations that are being asked from our State Officials, The Outreach Program of  Brainerd Lakes will be taking a 3 week TIME OUT period for packaging meals. 

We are very proud of the work that we have been able to facilitate during the pandemic and being  able to maintain the health and well being of our staff and our volunteers. We have been very  fortunate to have had NO Covid case outbreaks from our Nisswa facility. 

With the pandemic outbreak and the most recent guidance from the Governor’s Office, the Minnesota  Department of Health Guidelines, etc. we are opting to stop our packaging efforts effective: 

NO PACKING from November 16, 2020 through December 6, 2020 

If you were scheduled to pack meals with us during that time, please be aware that your packing  dates have been cancelled.  

Our office will continue to be staffed and we will still be processing/fulfilling food distribution requests  for food shelves, community meal programs, shelters, schools, etc. We are fortunate to have a  backstock of approximately 156,000 meals on hand packaged and ready to distribute as needed.  

We feel it is the best thing to limit exposure to COVID and to maintain the safety and well-being of  staff and volunteers. 

Your financial contributions are greatly needed for us to be able to purchase our next shipment of  ingredients. Please consider making a donation to our organization; we are a registered 501c3 and  rely on your support to feed families. We have the capabilities of packaging 7 different meals at the  cost of only $0.30/meal. You may contribute online at www.outreachprogramBLA.org or by sending a  check to our address listed above.  

Those that have any questions regarding this press release, or questions in general about our organization – you are encouraged to contact Shawn Hansen, Executive Director of The Outreach  Program of Brainerd Lakes.  For more information about The Outreach Program of Brainerd Lakes, visit their website:  www.outreachprogrambla.org Call 218-961-0055 or email shawn@outreachprogramBLA.org