Phoenix Family serves seniors living in low-income housing communities throughout Kansas City. Each month, seniors recieve fresh food donations and we need lots of volunteers to unpack, sort, and distribute food to the seniors.
The delivery arrives around 1:00pm, and our staff will lead volunteers in unpacking the truck, counting the food delivery, sorting the boxes, and distributing it out to the seniors. The best part of the day? When you get to see the faces of the seniors that you were able to help!
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Covid - 19 Guidelines for Volunteers
Volunteers are encouraged to use their personal hand sanitizer before entering the building. A sanitation station should also be installed in the building lobby, entry way, or other area before entering the distribution area.
Volunteers should also wash their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before touching any distribution surfaces or food items.
Volunteers should be asked to re-wash their hands if they sneeze, cough or touch their face.
All volunteers should be asked these standard coronavirus screening questions immediately after they arrive (or, Ellen would have asked these questions during their initial intake)
Have you, or anyone in your household, been diagnosed with or tested for COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
Have you been in direct contact with someone who has been diagnosed with or tested for COVID-19 within the past 14 days?
Do you, or anyone in your household, currently have a fever or have in the past 24 hours?
Do you or anyone in your household have a persistent cough and/or respiratory symptoms in currently or in the past 24 hours?
Residents are not allowed to unload, sort, or distribute food items
All volunteers must wear gloves and a mask. We will provide gloves at each site. Let us know before-hand if you would like us to provide a mask.
Volunteers should practice demonstrate social distancing strategies, which includes keeping at least a 6 foot distance when possible.
Volunteers should limit personal items brought into the building such as purses, hats, scarves, etc.
Volunteers must be accompanied by a staff member when on different areas of site.
Volunteers are encouraged to leave the building immediately after the distribution has concluded.
Phoenix Family empowers people living in low-income housing communities with the on-site support they need to gain stability and achieve self-sufficiency.
A stable, safe home holds enormous possibilities for a low-income family striving to chart a more secure and hopeful future. With an average household income of just $11,743, Phoenix Family’s residents are often just one crisis away from becoming homeless. And, like millions of low-income individuals across the United States, they need more than housing to build personal and financial assets and overcome barriers to success - they also require services where they live.
Phoenix Family’s Youth Development, Families First and Senior Empowerment Programs provide those critical on-site services that help residents learn skills and gain perspectives that keep dreams of stability and hope realities for the future.
Phoenix Family’s staff and programs rely on trust, rapport, choice and convenience to engage residents in services. All services delivered are culturally appropriate and based on the desired outcomes of residents, including increased disposable income, increased educational levels, improved health, and strengthened social networks.