Santa Fe Waystation will be closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day
We are already seeing an increase in households seeking assistance and we anticipate our numbers will continue to grow during this health crisis. Contributing funds is the best way to help. Money allows us to purchase additional food and supplies as we work to ensure men, women and children facing hunger have nourishing food during difficult times like these.
Santa Fe Waystation values the health and well-being of our volunteers, guests and the community at large. As you are aware, the country and our community has been impacted by this pandemic. We are closely monitoring the situation, taking necessary precautions to help make sure that food and product remain safe and building contingency plans to keep our doors open and food moving to those in need.
With that in mind, Santa Fe Waystation will be temporarily changing how we distribute food. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, distribution will be modified to a drive-thru pantry model. The pantry itself, including the restroom facilities will be closed to the public. By moving outdoors, we are reducing the number of people who would normally be within proximity of each other in the usual indoor distribution.
Here is how the drive-thru pantry will work. Pantry guests will pull their vehicle up to a designated area and volunteers will assist in loading the food into their car. Families will receive fresh produce (when available), shelf stable foods, frozen meat and paper products. Quantities are based on the number of people in the household. The pick-up area will be located on 65th St. (the south side of St. Marks UMC). We believe this a workable solution that will allow continuity of operations while considering the health and safety of our patrons and volunteers. This new process will remain in place while the coronavirus continues to pose a public health risk.
This is a new way of working for Santa Fe Waystation and we ask for your patience and understanding as we try to navigate through this temporary change in our procedures. May you all be well.
Just show up - no appointments necessary!
We are open to all without exception who come seeking food.
We will help you with the other paper work!
No one should have to struggle with hunger, yet one in seven people in Johnson County, KS and the surrounding counties do. Many more families are just one unexpected expense or emergency away from being food insecure.