Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GSFB Auburn warehouse open November 1st from 7:30 am-12:00 pm

Over the past 2 years, Good Shepherd has striven to become more accurate in its inventory on a day-to-day, week-to-week basis with the goal of minimizing the number of days we have to be closed for inventory. Too many times an inventory day falls on a holiday weekend or on a Monday or Friday, and we know it’s a hardship for our partners to not have access to product for 3-4 days in a row. Additionally, Good Shepherd has been working to move more fresh produce through our warehouses and out to hungry people (with your help!), and having multiple closed days in a row is a barrier to making that product available when it's fresh.  This not only increases the amount of waste we have, but worse-- our partners are not able to get nutritious food to people who need it.

In 2013 Good Shepherd staff has decided on a case-by-case basis whether to close or remain open for inventory days.  We’ve been open for regular hours, with shorter hours, and  in one or two warehouses but not all three in an attempt to figure out what is the best fit for both agencies and staff. For 2014 we will publish a calendar of regular closed dates; that calendar will be available in hard copy in our warehouses as well as on our website.

For this upcoming inventory day on Friday, November 1st, Good Shepherd will be open in the Auburn warehouse only from 7:30 am until 12:00 pm.  The Biddeford and Brewer warehouses will be closed that day.

Questions?  Please reach out to your Agency Field Rep!
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