Tusayan Food Assistance

Community Response to  Covid-19

Working together to provide support to the residents of Tusayan during this unprecedented pandemic.

Food Distribution Policies

Our first priority is the safety of our volunteers and food bank recipients, so it is vitally important that everyone follows the CDC Guidelines for prevention of the disease.  In addition to the CDC Guidelines, we have instituted policies for the Tusayan Food Bank in order to protect everyone, those policies are included below, and are required as part of the Registration Process

You may also view our Safety Precautions Page for information about basic safety regarding the Covid 19 virus, and requirements for volunteers. 

These policies may change as this situation itself is changing rapidly, and we will keep this page updated so you that everyone understands the procedures and policies. 

Please be patient with this entire system, as everyone who is assisting is a volunteer, this is a totally new Food Bank Distribution System, and there are bound to be some glitches and frustrations during the first few distributions. If we all work together, we can do our best to make sure that everyone in Tusayan who needs food is able to obtain it. 

Food Bank Distribution Policies

ELIGIBILITY

You must be a resident of Valle, Tusayan, or reside inside Grand Canyon National Park to receive food from this food bank. If you reside outside of those areas, please visit the St. Mary’s Food Bank Website for services available in your area.

REGISTRATION

  • Have your Registration Code available when arriving for pickup.
  • If you have not registered, you can do so here.
  • If you have not registered prior to arriving at the Food Bank, you will be directed to the Registration Area by a volunteer.
  • If you have registered, you will be directed to the Check In Station to  provide your registration code.
  • Please keep your windows rolled up and show the registration code to the volunteer through the closed window.
  • The volunteer will direct you the Food Pickup Station.

VEHICLE OCCUPANTS

  • We are asking that you do not bring other people with you in your vehicle when arriving to pick up your food.
  • By limiting the number of people in one location, we are helping to practice Social Distancing
  • Driver, and any occupants, should stay inside the vehicle at all times
  • NEW POLICY: In order to provide a safe experience for the volunteers, driver and all vehicle occupants must be wearing a mask or face covering. 

 

FOOD PICKUP

  • After having your registration confirmed at the Check In Station, the volunteer will direct you to the  Food Pickup Station.
  • Volunteers will place the food in your trunk, hatchback, or open pickup bed ONLY.
  • Please open your trunk or hatchback before you get to the pickup station.
  • If you are unable to open your trunk or hatchback, the food box will be placed on top of your trunk, or on top of your car, by the volunteer.
  • You may then drive slowly away from the distribution area and place the food in your vehicle.
  • WALKUPS: If you are picking up food on foot, and you have registered, proceed directly to the Check In Station and stay 6′ away from the Volunteer. The volunteer will confirm your registration and direct you to the Food Pickup Station. If you have NOT registered, please proceed to the Registration Station and the volunteer will get you registered. Please stay 6′ from the Registration Volunteer.

WEEKLY FOOD BANK

  • Once you have registered for the Tusayan Food Bank and provided us with a valid email, you will receive an email with the next Food Bank Date and Location.
  • Email will include a link to a form to let us know if you will, or will not, be participating in that food bank.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • This application/registration is being completed in connection with the receipt of Federal Assistance. Program officials may verify information on this form. I am aware that deliberate misrepresentations may subject me to prosecution under applicable State and Federal statutes. CSFP Clients: I am aware that the information provided will be shared with other organizations to detect and prevent dual participation. I have been advised of my rights and obligations under the program. I certify that the information I have provided for my eligibility determination is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • I authorize the release of information provided on this application form to other organizations administering assistance programs for use in determining my eligibility for participation in other public assistance programs and for program outreach purposes.
  • By submitting your registration, you are agreeing to follow the Food Bank Distribution Policies listed above in order to keep everyone safe during distribution.
  • Emergency Food Boxes are limited to 1 box per household per ANY distribution in the state of Arizona