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UPO Grocery Plus- Senior Food Distribution Volunteers Needed

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ORGANIZATION: United Planning Organization

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We need volunteers to meet our monthly challenge - Join our team

UPO has partnered with the Capital Area Food Bank and is a host site for the monthly UPO Grocery Plus Program. This program provides 30-40 pounds of healthy groceries monthly to seniors 60 years old and over who live in the District of Columbia and meet income guidelines.

Can you "Pitch in" to help our seniors? Every bit of in-kind support will bring a smile to a Senior face.

UPO Grocery Plus begins the first Tuesday each month. Volunteers are asked to report at 9:00 am

Dates

Tuesday March 7 th - Friday March 10th

Tuesday April 4 th - Friday April 7 th

Tuesday May 2 nd - Friday May 5 th

Tuesday June 6 th - Friday June 9 th

We will receive a load of produce that will need to be bagged and over 400 boxes distributed to seniors.

Our challenge is to have all 400+ boxes picked up or delivered by the 15 th of each month.

Are you up to the challenge?
Volunteers are needed to:
Produce Sorters and Baggers- (Must be able to lift 20 pound)
Tuesday Only - Receive delivery of produce and sort and bag for distribution

Greeters -Welcome seniors to site and answer any questions they may have about
the Grocery Plus Program- 2 volunteers

Intake Volunteers -Check in seniors using the approved roster - 3 volunteers

Phone Navigators - make friendly reminder calls to seniors to pick up their box - 2 volunteers

Inventory and Distribution Volunteers-(Must be able to lift 40 pounds)
Assist seniors moving their box to their vehicle -3 volunteers each day)

Drivers -
Deliver 10 - 16 boxes for inbound seniors***(hours are flexible with the use of your own vehicle)

You pick your day(s) minimum 4.0 hours each day.
Check in with Wanda Dudley - Grocery Plus Coordinator wdudley@upo.org 202-231-7923
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Just a few reminders:

**In accordance with the DC Government and/or CDC recommendations, all volunteers MUST BE VACCINATED and are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times in our facility over their mouth and nose. We are asking volunteers bring their own if possible‚Äč‚Äč**

**All volunteers, guests, and staff are required to have their temperature taken by touchless scanner when entering our facilities.

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About United Planning Organization

Location:

2907 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave, Advocacy and Volunteer Services, Washington, DC 20032, US

Mission Statement

Uniting People with Opportunities

Description

The United Planning Organization, the designated community action agency for Washington, DC, was established December 10, 1962 to plan, coordinate, and implement human services programs for low-income residents in the Nation's Capital. For over 50 years, UPO has been in the forefront of the war on poverty. As the catalyst for economic security and growth for all Washington, DC residents, UPO has laid the groundwork for innovative social service programs such as weatherization and energy conservation services, Head Start, workforce development training and youth development.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Hunger
Seniors
Crisis Support, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

Tue Mar 07, 2023 - Fri May 05, 2023
09:30 AM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

UPO Petey Greene Center2907 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SEWashington, DC 20032

(38.84605,-76.99711)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Customer Service
  • Delivery
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 Hour commitment per week
  • Background Screening may be requested

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