March 04, 2021

CCS Reopens St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall for Indoor Dining

Over the last year, CCS has been serving our clients in new and innovative ways. One way we adjusted to the COVID-19 pandemic was by temporarily suspending St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall’s indoor meal services. Instead, our staff and dedicated volunteers have shifted to serving clients meals to go.  

However, St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall will reopen for indoor service the week of April 12.  

With COVID-19 safety protocols in place, CCS hopes to return to serving the hungry in Salt Lake City while simultaneously ensuring the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and employees. 

Anyone entering the dining hall is required to sanitize their hands and wear a face covering, covering the nose and mouth. Plexiglass dividers are being installed between meal preparation stations, as well as between clients and serving stations.  

Dining hall capacity is being limited to 40 clients to support social distancing. Seats will also be marked to allow clients to sit socially distant while eating. Tables and chairs will be wiped after each use. A facility wide sanitation will also take place between each meal service.  

In order to once again serve our clients indoors, the facility is actively seeking volunteers to help with preparing and serving meals. 

Safety measures have been put in place to promote the health of our dedicated volunteers. CCS will be limiting the facility to six volunteers at a time and will be limiting the time frame of volunteer shifts to decrease the chance of COVID-19 exposure. Volunteers will be asked to complete a COVID-19 screening upon arriving and will be provided masks and gloves for their time in the dining hall. 

To learn more about volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall contact Monica Rich at  or 801-428-1366. Sign up for your volunteer time below.

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