Standing on the Front Line

Posted on 12/09/2020 by Paz de Cristo

Responding to COVID-19

As another wave of the virus spreads across Arizona, rest assured that Paz de Cristo continues to feed hungry neighbors in need.

Thanks to incredibly caring volunteers and generous donors, we are standing on the front line. In fact, we’ve been providing dinner every night for more than 32 years, and we haven’t missed a meal yet.

Hunger is satisfied and hearts are full at Paz de Cristo. Here’s how we are pressing on.

Safety Comes First

We are reinforcing all existing procedures for food safety. In addition, we have taken steps to further ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, guests and staff. These steps include

  • – Maintaining social distance of six feet between all people,
  • – Wearing face coverings,
  • – Requiring frequent handwashing,
  • – Sanitizing and disinfecting all surfaces, equipment and utensils as well as
  • – Holding virtual meetings and postponing gatherings of large groups.

 

How We Help

A hot, nourishing meal is served every night of the year, and food boxes are provided every weekday at Paz de Cristo.

A hot shower and clean clothing give our guests a fresh start. Basic needs for food, water and hygiene are met first.

Personal, one-on-one assistance finding shelter, landing a new job and getting government-issued identification help people get back on their feet.

More than a meal. We Feed, Clothe & Empower.

FEED

Grab ‘n Go Dinners

All are welcome to walk up or drive up to receive a hot, nourishing meal and a snack pack filled with fruit, granola bars, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and more. It is our way of staying safe during the pandemic.

Grab ‘n Go dinners are provided every night.

Emergency Food Boxes

Contact-free food boxes are offered on the first, second and third Tuesday of every month.

Food Boxes for Case Workers

Food boxes are provided every weekday to Case Workers who deliver them to their Clients.

CLOTHE

A hot shower and clean clothing give our guests a fresh start.

EMPOWER

Personal, one-on-one assistance helps those in need

    • – find short-term shelter and permanent housing,
    • – secure benefits,
    • – find a job,
    • – get government-issued identification and
    • – receive medical attention from our Circle the City’s mobile medical clinic.

     

    This powerful intervention of food, clothing, shelter and jobs is helping end the cycle of poverty.

    Lives are changed every day at Paz de Cristo. Be inspired by real stories of victory.