Enfield Loaves & Fishes to Serve Meals Outside Only in Brown Bags

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Soup Kitchen to Continue Operations During Worldwide COVID-19 Crisis

 The Enfield Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen announced today that it will continue to operate and serve meals at its regularly-scheduled hours but only outdoors on Thompson Court in Enfield.

The town health department informed the soup kitchen today that it may serve its guests meals in brown bags and that guests must be standing six feet apart from each other while waiting in line to be served.

Meals are served Sunday through Friday from 4pm till 5pm and on Saturdays from 11:30am until 12:30pm.

The new rules are in compliance with new government dictates surrounding the prevention of the spread of the COVID-19 novel (new) coronavirus that has been affecting many areas.

“We want to ensure we are doing everything we can do to keep people safe. And, we also want to make sure we comply with all of the latest restrictions on public places in general – and places that serve food in particular. We are also still in dire need of volunteers to help us during our normal operating hours of 10am to 6pm,” said Priscilla Brayson, soup kitchen director.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says if you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

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