The Food Program
Our Pantry Program needs volunteers every Saturday to assist us with the operation of the food pantry.
Between 10am and 12pm, volunteers are needed to help set up the pantry. This involves setting up tables, counting bags, receiving and unloading food donations from volunteers who deliver them, sorting food, and packing bags for distribution.
Between 12pm and 2:30 pm, volunteers are needed to assist in the food distribution process and clean-up. This involves carrying packed food bags to a small table set up for our clients to receive them. Once all bags are distributed, we do a quick clean-up of the parking lot, and we’re done.
Safety Precautions for Pantry Volunteers
We take the health and safety of our volunteers seriously, so we have made some adaptations to our program to minimize close contact. We have moved food sorting and distribution to the parking lot next to the Pantry, which allows us sufficient space to respect social distancing. We provide gloves (we have multiple sizes), masks if you do not have your own, a bathroom including soap and hand sanitizer, water, and friendly reminders to stay apart and change your gloves if you forget.
We can always use volunteers for special projects including:
- Securing donations of non-perishable items, holiday items, or non-food items for distribution to our clients
- Data entry
- Special Events