CANV Food Bank will now operate on New Tech from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays when students are not in class, according to the King. .
The new schedule represents a decrease in the number of days a food bank can serve customers, but an expansion of Wednesday’s hours will allow it to maintain the number of hours it is operating, King said.
The food bank is examining its options for moving to a “safe and effective location,” King said. This will maintain the lease on the Yajome Street building, he said.
“The biggest problem is there are too many vehicles – we can’t queue everyone in the school parking lot and use it as a distribution zone” in the middle of regular school traffic, “said King.
CANV is working closely with the city of Napa on the option. For now, “we haven’t suspended any programs. We are still serving, “said King.
Demand began to stabilize and even decline during the late summer months, King said, but then the wildfires broke out, and demand rose again. Organizational kitchens at Calistoga, Pope Valley and Angwin have seen similar improvements, King said.
“Those are places that have been badly affected by the fires,” he added. “And we suspect that crops are being canceled in some places, (this will continue) in the coming months.”