Register to receive delivery of prepared meals or bagged groceries.
For locations in Ulster County outside of Kingston, Project Resilience Phase 2 can provide bagged groceries to those who are eligible. Call the Ulster County COVID hotline (845) 443-8888 for more information. Visit the Project Resilience website.
(Grocery Shopping, Take-Out, Banking, Getting Gas, and Doctor Visits)
As communities across the United States take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19 by limiting close contact, people are facing new challenges and questions about how to meet basic household needs, such as buying groceries and medicine and completing banking activities. The following information provides advice about how to meet these household needs in a safe and healthy manner.
Food delivery services are in high demand right now. Online grocery delivery sales alone have quadrupled within the past few weeks. Families are concerned about how COVID-19 affects the food they eat and the surfaces they touch. Some foods arrive hot, and some foods arrive cold. Know how to handle and store foods on the trip home and in reheating. Safe handling of take-out foods will protect families from food poisoning.
From the FDA:
People should continue to consistently use the Core Four safe food handling practices of clean, separate, cook and chill to reduce risk from harmful germs.
Have you heard it suggested to wash produce with detergent, soap — or even bleach? These products are not safe for consumption. In this video, the Partnership for Food Safety Education offers science-based advice for rinsing fresh fruits and vegetables.
Last updated November 19, 2020