Updated on Thursday, May 14, 2020
In accordance with guidelines established by our state government and with the approval of the Grant County Health Department, the Grant County Rescue Mission will open our cafeteria to the public beginning Monday, May 18 at 50% capacity.
Breakfast is served to the general public at 7:00 am daily. Lunch will be served to the general public Monday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm and on Sundays from 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm. Dinner will be served to the general public from 5:00 pm to 5:30 pm daily. Residents will be served separately half an hour before the public is served and all surfaces in the cafeteria will be thoroughly disinfected between service times. Those serving in the cafeteria will be required to wear a mask in addition to the normal gloves, apron, and hairnet or hat. Hand sanitizer will be available as well.
Shelter services have and will continue to operate as usual for both our men’s shelter and for Open Heart, our shelter for women and children.
We take the health of our residents, guests, and staff very seriously and are dedicated to the safety and cleanliness of our facilities year round. In March we implemented and have continued to maintain an even more rigorous cleaning and disinfecting schedule.
The need in our community has risen. Meal numbers are up 7,067 over last year (31,323 as of the end of April 2020 compared to 24,256 in 2019) and shelter nights are up 1,336 over last year (7,347 as of the end of April 2020 compared to 6,011 in 2019). If you are able, please donate at mygcrm.org/donate to help meet that need.
We are also in need of nonperishable food items, particularly canned vegetables. Please consider donating nonperishable food items and dropping them off at 423 South Gallatin Street in Marion. You can call us at 662-0988 when you arrive and someone will come out and pick up your donation.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Even amidst all the uncertainly in the lives of our supporters, you continue to help provide for the many men, women, and children in need in Grant County. We are so grateful for you!