$2 Bag of Produce bagging and distribution volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Tobin Community Center/MHYC1481 Tremont Street, Mission Hill, RoxburyMission Hill, RoxburyRoxbury, Boston, MA 02120


About

Fair Foods has nearly 70 produce distribution sites. Volunteer in our neighborhood or anywhere else around Greater Boston.

Don't risk your emotions, the way otherwise lovely looking people do on The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. Instead, volunteer to be wholesomely involved with other highly-productive, public-spirited locally-based folks who want to do something good (and interpersonally unassuming).

When you volunteer,
YOU will ALSO TAKE HOME one or two of those "$2 bags"!
We've had 55 volunteers, and we've had 7. Workloads vary!

So don't play games; play the kind person and help out with fresh produce distribution.

Do you VEGETABLE-TARIANS want all the OTHER people (even if they have not committed to be vegetarians) to eat fresh produce? Then help us - each Wednesday late afternoon - bag vegetables (and some fruit) for the neighbors in Mission Hill. Usually there are also freshly-baked loaves of bread, also (baked that morning - Jessica's Bakery).

It's an assembly line, then take home a bag (or two) of produce for yourself.

Bring your business cards, smartphone, or notepad, and prepare to exchange contact info with other volunteers you like. Volunteers come from several sources (not merely this meetup or others:Craigslist, Pharmacy School, School of Public Health, etc.)

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VOLUNTEERING for $2/bag of produce at Salvation Army

23 Vernon Street, Roxbury, Boston, MA 02119

Tuesdays 2:15 - 3:30 PM
Boston, MA 02118 - near the CT2, 8, and 47 buses
Each Tuesday 2:15 - 3:30 PM

We will be VOLUNTEERING for the weekly Tuesday early afternoon $2/bag of produce in Boston's "Lower Roxbury" neighborhood.

When you volunteer,
YOU will ALSO TAKE HOME one or two of those "$2 bags"!
We've had 55 volunteers, and we've had 7. Workloads vary!

Fair Foods provides a 20-22 bag of produce for the neighbors of MANY of Boston's neighborhoods so they can eat like me - on produce.
The neighbors only need to pay' $2 for the bag of produce.

Volunteers unload the truck, set up 3 banquet tables, set up the food in order of desntiy (potatoes on bottom - tomatoes and bananas and berries and kale on top), then fill each bag (and 'stack' them upright by one another - for the 'paying neighbors' to pick up (for $2).

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Bring friends! Forward the invitation to others!
Great volunteers often show up - but typically students, recent grads, seniors, recently-unemployed persons looking for themselves and something worthwhile to do, and the typical demographic of our customers - since our volunteers get free produce.

Invite FRIENDS through the Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter 'share'
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Currently, Fair Foods supplies food to 68 sites in Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, Quincy, Revere, and a few other places around 'Greater Boston'!

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Wouldn't you want to HELP more Bostonians - students, elders, budgeters, families eat more vegetables (or are you more interested in merely dining out in high-priced restaurants with the word 'vegan' dotted throughout their menus?):

Only 32 of those sites are publicly listed at: http://FairFoods.org/dollarbag.html

Which sites might best interest you and others who are perhaps talking with you about Fair Foods?

We need:

* 'Unskilled site volunteers' (to unload boxes of produce from the trucks, bag the produce, distribute the produce, clean up after the event)

* Skilled well-educated bilingual speakers of English and any other MAJOR world language (in this order): Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, French, Mandarin, Taishanese, Cantonese, Italian

* Marketing and publicity people to TELL the general public through the LOCAL media for each site about the Fair Foods 'value proposition' - $2/bag of produce

* Expert fundraisers

* 'Friends of Fair Foods' to participate in efforts to raise money for Fair Foods
Social media 'talent' to publicize EACH of the 35 PUBLIC sites (that contributory effort can be done from one's home, regardless of the scheduled date and time of each site).

* Artists - commercial grade artists who can REPRESENT the Fair Foods value proposition or value brand to the general public (to represent Fair Foods value more than to express oneself)

In volunteers we seek:

* Effective skills, results, followthrough, broad understanding of the needs of the general public for eating specifically nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits

* Solid, scientific and practical knowledge about produce (which we distribute) AND vegetarian or vegan KNOWLEDGE to quietly represent to the community AROUND the events

* Bilingual language skills that are practically applicable when talking with neighbors who come for $2 bags of produce, but neighbors who speak languages other than English far more fluently than they speak English.

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Skills

  • Event Management
  • Nutrition
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Operations
  • Supply Chain

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • About 2-3 hours per week per site
  • Volunteers may sign up and then volunteer one-week-at-a-time, as s/he finds opportunity to work

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