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Front Royal-Warren County C-CAP suspends operations indefinitely

26 March 2020 Covid19 Front Royal/Warren County News

Front Royal-Warren County C-CAP announced they will be suspending food services and closing their offices until further notice. C-CAP has been faced with a decline in volunteer availability due to COVID-19 concerns.

Options for the county to keep food moving are being discussed with county officials. As C-CAP and other nonprofit food operations begin to close, the hope is to create a central, safe location for “drive-by” food pickup for those eligible. This would provide a safer environment for clients and volunteers, keeping traffic down and limiting trips for food pickups. President Larry Elliott noted “this is an idea in the early stages of being tested for feasibility and effectiveness and it will take time to develop such a big idea and will require the assistance of many people in the community.” 

C-CAP intends to resume service as soon as possible. Elliott noted when operations do resume, C-CAP will need to rebuild their food inventories and volunteers will be needed.

“If we fail to get dedicated volunteers the risk of more closures will stay with us into the future,” said Elliott. 

Those who are interested in becoming a C-CAP volunteer and enjoy the work of helping others can call Elliott at 540-631-1381 or send an email to OURCCAP@gmail.com.

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