Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Have a direct impact on hunger in the Pioneer Valley! Through RSVP, volunteers 55 and older help feed the hungry at:
The Food Bank: Volunteers sort and shelve donated food and ready food distributions for area brown bag programs, survival centers and senior center food pantries. Shifts are 4 hours weekly. Standing and some lifting is required.
Brown Bag Programs: Volunteers pack and deliver donated food once a month to low income seniors.
Survival Centers: Volunteers accept donated food, sort and shelve donations, and help low income clients choose food items. Drivers are also needed to pick up donated food either in their own car or in the Center van. Shifts are weekly for 4 hours and require some lifting and standing.
Senior Center on-site Food Pantries: Volunteers accept and shelve donated items. Volunteer drivers may pick up donations at local stores or the Food Bank.
Meals on Wheels volunteers either pack or deliver the hot noon meals for hundreds of homebound seniors in the Pioneer Valley. MOW volunteers also conduct a short well-being check to frail elders on their route. A vehicle, insurance, good driving record and CORI are required.
Contact Pat at email@example.com or 413-387-4558 x1 for information about opportunities in Hampshire & Franklin Counties.
Contact Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-387-4558 x5 for information about opportunities in Hampden County.