The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Fresh Rescue volunteers play a vital role in helping the New Hampshire Food Bank fulfill its goal of providing quality food products available to those in need across the state. Every day, the NH Food Bank receives donations of frozen meat and other frozen products that need to be inspected, sorted, and categorized. Volunteers involved in this process inspect perishable donations for any signs of contamination or damaged packaging and sort all of the safe products into boxes to be distributed to Food Bank agencies. All volunteers receive training and gloves to wear.
This task requires some bending, lifting up to 35 pounds, and standing for the duration of the activity. Fresh Rescue volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday-Thursday from 8:30am-11:30am and require 6-10 people per shift. Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
This is a great opportunity for church groups, businesses, or a group of friends who are looking to volunteer. Individuals welcome, and will be put into a group.