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.
North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank is looking for a group or individual to collect food for us as a grocery rescue volunteer. Our local grocery store partners supply us with weekly donations that we use to serve our clients. Grocery rescue volunteers would ideally adopt a store to regularly pick-up these donations. After each pick-up, they would return any donated food to the food bank.
It is ideal that volunteers will have their own vehicles with plenty of storage space, but we have vans to borrow if your own car is unavailable. Volunteers should also be able to continuously lift more than 50 lbs.
The shifts we are in most need of volunteers at currently are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mid-morning shifts that run about 9:00 to 11:00 AM, these runs typically take 2 hours.
Getting this food from the stores to our clients is crucial part of our operation, and your help is essential in aiding North Helpline to fight hunger in our community.