Poly Pantry

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About the Poly Pantry

The Poly Pantry was established in 2019 to serve students impacted by food insecurity. By providing access to food and hygiene supplies, and referrals to campus and community-based resources, the Poly Pantry hopes to maximize student success.

The Pantry is available to all Broncos who feel they are in need. As a customer-choice pantry, individuals are empowered to shop for what they need and want, in order to meet their dietary needs. The Poly Pantry located in the Bronco Student Center (BSC) is temporarily closed.

Poly Pantry 2 Go provides a no contact, curbside pickup service. Students are empowered to visit weekly and to select the offering which meets their dietary needs. Online registration is required for pick-up service.

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  • Operating Hours

    Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Thursday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

     

    Note: For the week of spring break, March 29 – April 2, the only distribution day will be Thursday, April 1 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

     

  • Eligibility and Guidelines

    Currently enrolled CPP students may visit the Poly Pantry once a week to select one pre-filled grocery bag* per visit.

    *Assortment of items are pre-packed for a well-balanced meal.

     

    Guidelines

    • Must be registered for Fall 2020.
    • Must bring face mask and Bronco ID card.
    • Pre-registration and appointment required for each weekly visit.
    • Completion of Health Screener is required each time, prior to coming to pick up food.
  • Release of Liability Waiver (Required)

    You must complete the waiver during registration.

     

    For any Broncos under the 18 years of age will need to email polypantry@cpp.edu (to receive a pdf copy of the waiver for parent/guardian signature).

  • Campus Protocols

    • Students must complete the Health Screener each time prior to coming to campus, wear a face covering, maintain personal hygiene, and practice physical distancing by remaining in the vehicle with windows closed while on campus.
    • Do NOT enter campus if you are ill, have symptoms or answered “yes” to any exposure questions on the Health Screener. Instead, email polypantry@cpp.edu to request an accommodation for accessibility or designate an alternative person to pick up food on your behalf.

     

    What you can do / How to protect yourself and others:

     

    What we’re doing to protect you and others:
    ASI CPP Poly Pantry 2 Go Welcome back Broncos! flyer
    (Welcome back, Broncos! We’re committed to your safety. Masks & daily wellness checks for staff. Hand sanitizer station. Social distancing for everyone. Additional safety measures. Plus, enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures.)

  • FAQs

    1. How do I login?

    You can login in by visiting ASI Portal. If you still encounter issues, please email bricmemberships@cpp.edu.

     

    2. How I can make an appointment to pick up groceries?

    Pre-register to pick up a weekly grocery bag on ASI Portal. Select the day/time that works best for you. Answer the required questions. Agree to the liability waiver. Checkout and review attached email confirmation.

     

    3. How many times can we go per week?

    Students may pre-register on the ASI Portal once per calendar week.

     

    4. How can I plan my pre-registration accordingly without losing a spot?

    Check ASI Portal for registration dates and times. Registration (time slots or appointment windows) opens 7 days in advance. Registration closes 24 hours before the designated appointment time.

     

    5. What will happen if I cannot open my trunk or back door without someone getting out of the car?

    Staff will place your bag outside the driver’s side door, on the ground. When pantry staff return to a safe distance, open your door and pick up your bag.

     

    6. Is there any options for someone who had misplaced their Bronco ID?

    A BRONCO ID is preferred but if you don’t have one any ID will suffice, just need to confirm your identification at pick up.

     

    7. Can I set an appointment through email, without going to the website?

    Online registration is required. If you require an accommodation, please contact polypantry@cpp.edu.

     

    8. I see that registration begins today but when I login and go to the website it doesn’t allow me to do sign up.

    If a time frame has no additional times available, that time slot is full. Registration (time slots or appointment windows) open 7 days in advance. Registration close 24 hours in advance.

     

    9. Is this a weekly service?

    Yes, the Poly Pantry will be open weekly. Students are empowered to visit weekly and to select the offering which meets their dietary needs.

     

    10. How would I apply for next week’s distribution?

    Check ASI Portal 7 days prior to the day you are interested in. Registration (time slots or appointment windows) opens 7 days in advance. For example, if Friday at noon is a desired time, registration opens up the Friday prior starting at noon. Registration closes 24 hours before the designated appointment time.

     

    11. Will the pantry be open every week?

    Yes, the Poly Pantry is open Wednesday through Friday every week. The operating hours are as follows: Wednesday, 10 AM – 2 PM; Thursday, 11 AM – 3 PM; Friday, Noon – 4 PM.

     

    12. How do I know if I qualify for the Poly Pantry 2 Go?

    Currently enrolled CPP students may visit the Poly Pantry once a week to select one pre-filled grocery bag per visit. Guidelines: Must be registered for Fall 2020. Must bring face mask and an ID. Pre-registration and appointment required for each weekly visit. Completion of Health Screener is required each time, prior to coming to pick up food.

     

    13. Do I have to make a special request each time I’d like to pick up a grocery bag from the food pantry?

    For special requests, please contact Alyssa Christiansen at polypantry@cpp.edu.

     

    14. Is there a possibility to pick up at a different date/day/time?

    If you require an accommodation, please contact Alyssa Christiansen at polypantry@cpp.edu.

     

    15. Can I have another person pick up food on my behalf?

    To designate an alternative person to pick up food on your behalf, please contact polypantry@cpp.edu.

     

    16. I am a currently enrolled student at CPP, but I am under the age of 18. How can I use the Poly Pantry?

    To grant access for minors, please contact polypantry@cpp.edu.

     

    17. What items are typically included in Poly Pantry 2 Go bags?

    Fresh produce: bell peppers, potatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, apples, bananas, kiwis, pears, oranges
    Dairy: almond milk/coconut milk
    Grains: pasta, rice
    Vegetables: canned corn, mixed vegetables
    Fruit: canned pears, canned pineapple
    Protein: tuna, chicken
    Meals: soup, pasta
    Snacks: trail mix, oatmeal
    Hygiene: toothpaste/tooth brush, toilet paper, menstrual items upon request

Pickup Procedures (Please Read Thoroughly)

  • Steps for Pre-Registration

    • Pre-register to pick up a weekly grocery bag at ASI Portal
    • Select the day/time that works best for you
    • Answer the required questions
    • Agree to the liability waiver
    • Checkout and review attached email confirmation
  • Steps for Pick-Up

    Before Returning to Campus

     

    Prior to Physically Coming to Campus
    • Complete the required Health Screener each time prior to physically coming to campus.
    • Vehicle occupants and all visitors must complete Guest Health Screener.
    • Do not come to campus if you are ill, have symptoms or answered “yes” to any exposure questions on the Health Screener.
    • Contact polypantry@cpp.edu to request an accommodation for accessibility or designate an alternative person to pick up food on the student’s behalf.
    • Bring your face mask and Bronco ID card.
    • If arriving by vehicle, make space in the trunk for food bag.

     

    While on Campus

    WEAR A FACE COVERING

    • Face coverings must be worn by all vehicle occupants and children age of 2 and older when on campus to pick up food.
    • Only individuals who have been instructed not to wear a face covering by their medical provider are exempt from wearing one.
    • For exemptions or to request a face shield due to a documented disability or legitimate medical reason, contact drc@cpp.edu
    • Request a re-usable face covering on the Face Covering Request Form. (How to Wear Face Coverings Properly)

     

    PRACTICE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
    Drive-Up

    • Remain in the vehicle with windows closed.
    • Drive to parking Lot G (located near the Bookstore). Pull up parallel to curb in the designated stalls.
    • Check-in with pantry staff upon arrival. Hold Bronco ID card against closed window for pantry staff to verify registration.
    • Open your trunk internally. We will deliver and place the food in the trunk of the vehicle. If you are UNABLE to open the trunk from the inside of your vehicle, OR the trunk is not a closed space separate from passengers (such as mini-van or SUV), staff will place your bag outside the driver’s side door, on the ground. When pantry staff return to a safe distance, open your door and pick up your bag.

    Walk-Up

    • Avoid close contact with others by maintaining at least 6 feet of distance. (Being within approximately 6 feet of a person with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case for greater than 15 minutes increases your risk for COVID-19.)
    • Travel to parking Lot G (located near the Bookstore)
    • Walk up to canopy area (located near Parking Meter Pay Station)
    • Maintain physical distancing by following visual guides and floor markings indicating where to stand while in line waiting to receive services.
    • Check-in with pantry staff upon arrival. Place Bronco ID card on the table surface for pantry staff to verify registration.
    • Wait at a safe distance while pantry staff approach to place bag of food on the table for you.
    • Approach the table to pick up your bag after pantry staff return to a safe distance

     

    MAINTAIN PERSONAL HYGIENE

    • Wash your hands often, avoid touching your face, and surfaces that are touched by others, with unwashed hands. (How to Wash Your Hands Properly)
    • Disinfect supplies and packaging before consumption
    • Use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol by rubbing into the hands until completely dry. (How to Sanitize Hands Properly)
    • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or use the inside of the elbow. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed or sanitized immediately.

Important notice re COVID-19: Please note any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and we cannot guarantee that you will not be exposed while in attendance at the event. Being within approximately 6 feet of a person with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case for greater than 15 minutes increases your risk for COVID-19. By registering, you accept the Terms of Service and have read the Campus Protocols. By participating, you agree that you have completed the required Health Screener, each time prior to physically coming to campus to pick up food at the Poly Pantry curbside pickup distribution.

Support

Due to COVID-19 and the closure of ASI facilities, the Poly Pantry is not accepting in-person drop-off donations at this time. To help us provide reliable access to sufficient quantities of nutritious food, please consider our list of suggested healthy donations at the links below:
View Our Amazon Wishlist!
Make a Monetary Donation
Suggested Healthy Donations

Contact

For any questions about the pantry please contact:
Alyssa Christiansen
(909) 869-2343
polypantry@cpp.edu

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