Dear Neighbors
This ‘n That
 
School is still closed for students, now through April 10. Lessons and food continue to be delivered from Monday through Thursday at the Beaver Creek School bus stops.
 Montezuma Well, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot are now completely closed. However, our local trails, nearby trails and streets are great for getting exercise. Our local library still offers curbside service and great information by phone.
Let’s support our local restaurants. Robbie’s has take out, 592-9191; El Patio does to go orders, 592-0340; and X Marks the Spot is selling staples (list below), 567-4225.
Bread of Life has cancelled today’s Food Share Popup at Beaver Creek Baptist Church. They are concentrating on providing the drive-thru Food Share every Tuesday and Friday from 4:30 to 6 PM at the Camp Verde ramada. The Tuesday Dinner has been postponed for the time being. (Directions below). Beaver Creek Transit delivers food to 30 families and others deliver, too. If you have no transportation or can’t get out on the freeway, please call 301-2749 for a food package. Bread of Life needs volunteers.
Manzanita Outreach has cancelled their Cornville food share but is delivering and serving other food shares in the west valley. They need more volunteers. (More information below)
Yavapai County Emergency Operations Center EOC is open and the phone bank will be in operation  M-F 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The number is 928-442-5103.  Questions after hours?  Call the hotline:  1-844-542-8201
Montezuma Chapel streamed their Sunday Service yesterday. If you would like to receive the next one, call Scott & Charity Worden at 567-4804. They also provided the United Way graphic. Thank you!
Staying busy
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Food Share Pick Up Information
 
Bread of Life Food Share: Tuesdays & Fridays 4:30 PM to 6 PM at 51 E Holloman St, Camp Verde. This is a drive-thru service. Please use the entry route across from ACE Hardware. A map is below.
Cancelled Monday, 3/23: The Bread of Life Pop Up Food Share is from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church, 3705 E Beaver Creek Rd, in Rimrock behind the Rimrock Post Office.
7th Day Adventist Church Food Bank : Every Wednesday from 9:30 AM to Noon at 1406 N Boothill Dr in Camp Verde.
Kiwanis Clothes Closet Food Share : Every Wednesday from 12:30 to 1:30 PM in front of shop at 3095 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock.
Manzanita Outreach Updates   (now focusing on the greater Cottonwood area)
In the last several days, Manzanita Outreach has taken or is taking the following actions:
  • Implementing CDC safety guidelines ~ Prevention
  • Added a part-time employee to maintain and expand communications amongst VV food assistance providers.
  • Moved exclusively to a drive-thru format for our food distributions. (until further notice)
  • Postponed our food distributions at Vineyard Church (89 & Zalesky) and Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Cornville.  A drive-thru at these locations isn’t feasible. (not enough room for cars)
  • Handed off our Camp Verde distributions to Bread of Life Mission in order to focus on the Cottonwood community at large.
  • Developed contingency plans to scale our food distribution operations as things evolve.
  • Requested and received a verbal commitment from the CEO of St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance to support our efforts.
  • Requested and received commitment to receive an additional three semi-truckloads of food per month.
  • Scheduling volunteer groups to sort prepackaged food boxes (perishable and non-perishable food)
  • Expanded our Food Sharing schedule at Verde Valley Christian Church
    • Fridays evening from 5:00pm-7:30pm
    • Saturdays morning from 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Moved our food sharing events from St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Clarkdale to Clarkdale-Jerome school (drive-thru)
  • Changed our Food Sharing events at Verde Valley Manor and Highland Square from the farmer’s market style to home deliveries of their residents (175 total)
  • Expanding our home deliveries where necessary for Tuzigoot Village and Christian Care residents.
  • Making reminder phone calls monthly to ~400 seniors in advance of deliveries or upcoming food sharing events.
With these changes, our immediate capacity to share food in Cottonwood will increase from 1,700 families to 2,600 families per month (53% increase).  Our mobile outreach capabilities allow us to adapt quickly and we are well-positioned and ready to expand further as the need increases.
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