Originally published Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 02:28p.m.

KINGMAN – Until the Kingman Area Food Bank is open again after closing due to the coronavirus, the Kingman Adventist Community Services Foodbank at 3180 White Cliffs Road will help fill the gap and serve the community.

“Our food bank is open to anybody in the community,” said Boowie Tefft on behalf of the food bank. “We are part of the church [Kingman Seventh Day Adventist Church], but we don’t ask questions. All we need is your picture ID.”

Adventist Community Services runs a full-fledged food bank with extended hours. Now they are open on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“We are here and we have plenty of food,” Tefft said. “We get our food from St. Mary’s Food Bank (in Phoenix). Next week we are expecting 22 pallets with food; normally we get five.”

The church had student nurses at the food bank last Sunday, but they were advised at the last minute not to conduct health screenings.

Tefft said she would like to offer vitals checks at the food bank, but that is not feasible at this time.

Kingman Seventh-Day Adventist Church can be reached at 928-757-2614 or on Facebook.

The Kingman Area Food Bank closed to protect its large number of elderly volunteers from coronavirus exposure.