COVID-19 Information and Updates

As a large organization, serving a large population, we are making some changes to minimize contact and to create a more controlled environment. We are committed to working together to try and minimize and prevent the spread of this virus. We are actively monitoring the rapidly evolving situation. We are also seeking counsel from other organizations along with keeping up to date on local, county, state and federal changes as they happen.

Access to groceries is fundamental to the health of Coloradans. Grocery stores, pantries and hunger relief programs are considered essential and can remain open during the safer-at-home order. Crossfire will continue to provide groceries to families in need.

Our current measures (effective June 1, 2020):

TEMPORARY  HOURS

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10:00 am-3:00 pm

PLEASE BE HERE BY 2:00 pm to ensure you have time to access our grocery department.

We are slowly trying to get back to a "new" normal operations. We will continue to allow guests to access the grocery department and our upstairs Thrift Store is also open. Starting June 2, we will open the clothing and household voucher area. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION!

 

Before the pandemic, you had to weekly sign the TEFAP paper. We have replaced that with a digital signing option. After you park, open your texting program enter  94502 into the phone number space. In the text area type foodcfm and push send. Click on the link and fill out the form (English and Spanish options are available). When you have completed the survey leave the confirmation screen open and then proceed to the entrance.

To enter our building for groceries, the voucher area or to shop in the Thrift Store

the following guidelines will be enforced until further notice:

 

  • Safety First:  If you have a cough or have had a fever in the past 4 days DO NOT COME. Wait 14 days. If we hear you cough, you will be asked to leave.

  • Hand Sanitizer:  You will be asked to put hand sanitizer on or wash your hands before entering the building (no exceptions! Even if you are wearing gloves, you will have to put hand sanitizer on your gloves).

  • Facial Coverings Required:  Facial coverings must be worn at all times on our property (no exceptions!) Bring/wear your own. We will not be able to provide a mask for you.

  • Numbers Limited:  We will limit the number of people in the building.

  • Waiting Outside: You will be waiting outside, plan for any weather (rain, snow, cold, sun, etc.).

  • Distancing:  You must adhere to physical distancing guidelines. Keep a 6 to 8 foot distance at all times.

  • No Contact:  No hugs or hand shakes allowed at this time.

  • One Person Only:  Only 1 family member allowed in the building (the only exception is if you can not physically carry your own groceries you may bring one helper)

  • Children:  If you can, leave your children at home in the care of someone or bring someone with you to watch the children while you are in the building.  If you have to bring your children with you, they may enter the building with you. They will need a face covering and be required to put hand sanitizer on. They will not be allowed to touch items in the building and PLEASE make them stay with you at all times.

  • Bags and Boxes:  Bring your own bags and/or boxes. WE WILL NOT HAVE ANY FOR YOU!

  • Clothing & Household Voucher Area: There will be a separate line outside to line up in. You will shop in the voucher area BEFORE you access the grocery department. You will have a maximum of 15 minutes in that area. Bring bags to carry your items. Once you are done in the voucher area, do not leave the building. Approach the check-in desk, let them know you are ready to get your groceries and follow their instructions. Please adhere to physical distancing—keep 6 to 8 foot distance at all times.

  • Upstairs Thrift Store: If you want to shop in our cash/credit card Thrift Store, come upstairs BEFORE you get your groceries. Masks must be worn, hand sanitizer will be required. Please keep 6 to 8 feet distance at all times.

 

 

Thank you for your patience and corporation as we work through the new “norm” at Crossfire.

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REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION FOR NEW GUESTS TO REGISTER:

  • Picture ID for Primary Adult

  • Government Issued Documentation for everyone in the house (birth cert., Social Security Cards, tax records, etc)

  • Proof of address if you have one

You will not be able to register without these required documents.

With these measures in place, we are committed to showing God's love in the midst of crisis!

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7

How can I help?

  • Pray with us -- for our community to be a model of love, peace, and wisdom in this time of anxiety, and for the best measures for fighting the virus to be put in place.

  • Volunteer! Check in with our volunteer coordinator, Amy, about current needs.

  • Donate financially (designate emergency relief) to give us the purchasing power to buy critical supplies in bulk.

  • Donate food and personal hygiene items. Contact us before dropping off so we can ensure donations are handled in a way that minimizes contact.

  • We will not be accepting donations of clothes and household items at this time.

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2120 E LaSalle St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Mailing Address:

PO Box 9650   

Colorado Springs, CO 80932