Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+
Project’s purpose: To distribute food to our families who are registered with us, that are suffering from food insufficiency. Beneficiaries: Low Income families Volunteer Task: Help with food pick up, help to pack and unload truck with food from our donors, place boxes not being used on truck, sorting through food, stock shelves, refrigerator perishable food items to prepare for food distribution to clients. Distribute food to clients. Please note: This is a fast paced environment. It is important to be able to keep up the pace in counting and inventory control to ensure the families receive all the food that they are suppose to receive. Volunteers are needed for the entire shift, so plese do not sign up if you have to leave early. Project Impact: It is important that we are respectful and kind to these families, so they can have their dignity while shopping. Preparing for 100-150 families per week. They make their selection like in the store, except they are not allowed to touch or take anything from the shelves for safety reason. So, they will point or verbalize what they want, you will place in their shopping bags, you will pack their refrigerated items if we have, as well as their produce and baked goods. Many of them don't speak English. VOLUNTEERS MUST BE ABLE TO LIFT 5-50 POUNDS. Volunteers must wear close toe shoes - no sandals/flip flops allowed. No crop tops, skin tight clothing and shorts that are very short. Loose crew top preferably. Snacks & Water Provided Volunteers must contact Chef Fran for approval of volunteer days, being requested and address. If the student/volunteer has a difficulty with multi-tasking at a faster pace than they would normally be accustomed to; please email me prior to the date of volunteering to ensure that we have accommodations that we can implement before the student/volunteer shows. This setting may not be suitable for the student/volunteer based on their independent functioning. DO NOT ALLOW COURT ORDERED/APPOINTED VOLUNTEERS and MUST BE 16+
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