Volunteer

For 40 years we’ve relied on volunteers to keep our operation running smoothly. Here are some of the jobs for which we need volunteers:

Regular commitment

The commitment is small—usually only one day a month—but it’s a long-term commitment. We will happily train you.

Office volunteer—answer the phone and enter orders into the computer. 9:00–12:30, one morning a month.

Bagger—fill bags with the items from our shelves at the pantry. Usually a two-hour commitment any time that suits you on the one day a month for which you volunteer.

Driver—pick up bags from our pantry on Angus Rd. and drive them over to our distribution site on Harris St. Noon–1:00, one day a month.

Distribution—finish filling the bags and give them out to the clients. Noon–4:00, one day a month.

Shelver—move cans and boxes from the cartons to the shelves at the pantry. One hour on Wednesday, twice a month.

Extras driver—pack groceries in the pantry into cloth bags and transport them to the distribution center, where you put them on shelves. Anytime before noon, one Monday a month.

Occasional help—we’ll add your name to a list of people who may be able to help with these projects. We’ll send out an e-mail when we need help. You accept only if it suits your schedule.

“Shelf elf“—help shelve the groceries after a big food drive.

Driver help—transport food from a donation or purchase site to our pantry.

One-time help

Organize a food drive in your neighborhood, with a church group, a club you belong to, or at your workplace. We’ll provide guidance on what kinds of foods to ask for and how to organize it. Collect the food and deliver it to our pantry.

If any of these volunteer opportunities sounds like they’d fit your schedule and your skills, or you’d like to talk more about them, we would be delighted to hear from you. E-mail leslie.emergencyfood@gmail.com.

Thanks for your interest in helping those of our neighbors who don’t always have enough to eat.