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COVID-19 Update:

Programming is currently modified for the safety of our clients, shoppers, volunteers, and staff.

FOOD PANTRY:

  • The Food Pantry is operating on a modified service model. If you are in need of food supplies, please call (401) 377-8069.
  • Unsolicited food donations are temporarily suspended.
  • Grab and Go meal kits (breakfast and lunch) for students are available from 12-1pm Mondays-Fridays. No ID is necessary to receive supplies.

SOCIAL SERVICES

  • The Social Services office continues to be available to serve you, as we are operating remotely. Some services are temporarily suspended. A staff person is available via phone during all open hours to provide resources or answer questions at (401) 377-8069, Option 1.
  • If you are new to our services, or are in need of financial assistance, please contact Sarah Cote, Social Services Program Director, at (401) 377-8069 #110 or scote@jonnycake.org.

THRIFT STORE:

  • To protect the Food Pantry and the safety of shoppers, volunteers, and staff, new Thrift Store shopping policies are in place.
    • Store hours are: Tuesdays (11am to 4pm), Thursdays (9am to 4pm), and Saturdays (9am to 4pm). Senior shopping hours are on Tuesday mornings (9am to 11am). The last store entry will be at 3:30pm.
    • With the likelihood of lines outside our building, and to avoid confusion in exiting, we suggest shoppers park in the public parking lot across Industrial Drive from Jonnycake. Shoppers are not allowed to enter or exit through our donation processing area.
    • Only 15 shoppers maximum will be allowed in the Jonnycake Center of Westerly’s Thrift Store at one time. This number includes children and everyone in your party. We request that shopping trips are made solo, or with only one other person. If the store is full, arriving shoppers will be asked to wait outside.
    • To gain entry to our building, everybody must wear a mask or CDC-recommended facial covering. Additionally, Jonnycake staff will greet you at the door to take your forehead temperature and ask a few questions about your recent health and risk factors. Answering these questions is essential to protecting our on-site Food Pantry, as well as the health of fellow shoppers, volunteers, and Jonnycake staff.
    • Please follow the one-way arrows in our aisles and maintain 6-foot social distancing spacing when shopping.
    • Thrift Donations will temporarily remain available by appointment only. To schedule a donation, please email thriftdonations@jonnycake.org.
    • Furniture pickups and deliveries are temporarily suspended.
    • We are following all mandates to keep our store sufficiently staffed and thoroughly sanitized.
    • We appreciate your patience during this time. Our new Thrift policies have been put in place out of an abundance of caution to protect everybody in our building and to safeguard our Food Pantry. Shoppers who do not follow our guidelines may be asked to leave and return another time.
  • All Thrift proceeds directly support our Food Pantry and Social Services basic needs efforts.
  • Some Thrift donations are being accepted via a pre-scheduling system with no-contact curbside dropoff. Please inquire for dropoff availability. Same-day dropoffs will not be allowed at this time.
  • Unscheduled dropoffs are temporarily suspended.

VOLUNTEERING:

  • With our facility temporarily closed to the public, we are halting signups for new volunteers.
  • To be added to the volunteering interest list, please email volunteer@jonnycake.org.
  • Volunteers, both current and new, will be contacted for opportunities as soon as possible.

FURNITURE DELIVERIES & PICKUPS:

  • Staff are temporarily refraining from entering domiciles for furniture deliveries and pickups. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
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