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.
Sign up to volunteer at one of our Fresh Mobile Markets - Food Drops! This is an incredible experience to meet our community and see what OOTGP is all about.
Our Fresh Mobile Markets take place at 4 - 6 high need schools and food deserts every week. We distribute between 50 - 70 Ibs of food per family. Depending on the site we have between 50 - 80 families at each fresh mobile market. This food includes shelf-stable food from the government, bread/dessert, milk/juice, fresh produce, pizza, and meat. We give away more frozen food as we have it.
Each FMM shift lasts between 1.5 - 2 hours. Closed toed shoes are a requirement for all volunteering with OOTGP. Heavy lifting is involved but can be avoided if you aren’t able.