After a 12 months of overwhelming response serving these in want, the Catholic Charities meals financial institution in Calistoga is transitioning from house supply to self-service.
On Tuesday, the group moved its operation from Our Woman of Perpetual Assistance on Washington Avenue to the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Grant Avenue. There, the church has a big car parking zone and a driveway conducive to assortment.
Over the previous 12 months, between 15 and 20 volunteers made 300 house deliveries on the primary Tuesday of every month, and the change of location is meant to deliver some aid to these drivers.
“It is out of consideration and sensitivity to the volunteers who’ve been making deliveries week after week, and it makes it slightly simpler for them,” mentioned meals financial institution organizer Charlotte Williams.
Deliveries will proceed to be made to those that are locked up and with out entry to transportation.
Denise Flaherty and her son, Colin, have been volunteer supply drivers since final March, making between 40 and 50 deliveries on the primary and third Tuesday of the month.
“It is an actual studying expertise,” Denise mentioned of the inhabitants they delivered to. “Customise it.”
Williams mentioned the drive-thru mannequin has labored for different Catholic Charities meals banks, in addition to Calistoga Cares, which has been handing out meals on the Napa County Fairgrounds.