Backpack Food Program for Kids ? Volunteers & Drivers Needed!!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

19 East 7th StreetBloomsburg, PA 17815

About

Volunteer Description:

AGAPE and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank have partnered with local schools throughout Columbia County to offer the BackPack Weekend Food program. This program gives children at risk of hunger a back pack filled with nutritious, child-friendly, nonperishable meals to fill the gap they face on weekends. We are looking for volunteers who can help with the various tasks and/or delivery of food items to local schools to ensure our kids receive food every Friday. Please let us know if you are interested in helping a specific school.

Covered Schools:

  • Benton Area Elementary School
  • Columbia County Christian School
  • Millville Elementary School
  • Head Start Locations:
    • Bloomsburg Children’s Center
    • Bloomsburg Town Park Village
    • Berwick Child & Family Center
    • Benton Head Start
    • Millville Head Start
    • Sullivan County Head Start

How You Can Help:

  • Collect and drop off plastic shopping bags to AGAPE to help prepare our bags for packing
  • Help pack bags with food - some packing may take place directly at the school
  • Have a fund and/or food drive to help collect easy-to-open, kid-friendly, nonperishable foods ***Collected funds can go to support your selected school or will be allocated to all participants based on school enrollment***
  • Transport food from AGAPE to schools, as needed **MUST HAVE OWN VEHICLE**

Requirements:

  • Dependable and punctual
  • Courteous, friendly and respectful
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality of clients
  • The ability to life 10-30 pounds is helpful but not required
  • A child abuse and criminal background check are required for volunteers that may deliver backpacks to the schools
  • Ability to remain comfortable and focused in a continuously changing environment that requires constant organization.

Training and Supervision:

Volunteers must first attend a Volunteer orientation. Backpack Food Volunteers will then receive hands-on training with a member of the DailyBread and/or StoreMore team. Volunteers will have direct access to a staff supervisor for questions, issues or concerns while performing their job.

Days/Hours of Operation:

AGAPE is open during the following hours:

Monday, Tuesday and Friday - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Thursday - 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Time Commitment:

Applicants considering this opportunity are asked to commit to 3-5 hours per month for a minimum of at least three months.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to learn about poverty and hunger within Columbia County
  • Make meaningful connections with clients, staff and other volunteers
  • Knowledge that you are helping to alleviate hunger suffered by children within our community

Skills

  • Youth Services
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 hours per month, 3 month committment
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