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.
Harry Chapin Food Bank of Southwest Florida work’s with more than 20 partner agencies in Collier County. HCFB collects food from retailers and grocery stores, provides fresh produce and other nutritious food to children, families and seniors, etc. There is an immediate need for volunteers to assist with their mobile pantries, in their warehouse and with special events. At the warehouse, volunteers will assist with sorting, inspecting and boxing items, Monday’s and Friday’s, from 9 am to 12 noon and 1 to 4 pm, and Saturday’s from 9 am to 12 noon. At the mobile pantries, volunteers will assist with set-up, distributing food to clients, break-down and clean-up, hours and location varies. Volunteers are expected to lift up to 40 pounds and stand for a minimum of 3 hours. Must be 55 or older. Contact 239-252-4230 for more information.