Food Pantry Volunteers are responsible for assisting families with pantry selections and keeping the pantry inventory stocked and organized. Volunteers should be prepared to interact with a wide variety of families and donors with compassion and patience.
PATH has 2 shifts of Food Pantry Volunteers on a daily basis 8 am-12 pm and 12 pm-4 pm Monday-Thursday. Each shift requires two stockers, three shoppers, and one carry-out. There is also a need for stronger volunteers in the mornings to help staff pick up donations and purchased goods.
High School and College community service hours can also be served in our Food Pantry.
PATH seeks to restore HOPE with a PERSONALIZED approach to EMPOWER our East Texas neighbors to THRIVE in our community.
PATH's programs address the multiple factors affecting low income families that keep them in poverty, place them at risk of becoming homeless or in need of crisis intervention services, and limit the potential of children and adults to live stable, secure and prosperous lives.
Since 1984, PATH has served Smith County and the outlying counties with a small, diverse staff and a large base of supporters. Approximately 800 volunteers serve across PATH’s programs, addressing both emergency assistance and programs that empower and encourage self-sufficiency. The PATH staff and volunteers touch thousands of lives each month with a unique approach to serving. Every individual/family coming to PATH meets with a Caseworker every time they step through the doors of PATH. The Caseworker spends time with each client in order to:
Understand the client's current situation and needs.
Identify underlying issues or obstacles.
Provide direction and referrals and external resources as needed.
PATH remains a flexible organization, growing and changing to respond to emerging community needs.