Food for Empowerment- Become an Food Pantry Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

Thu Nov 03, 2016 - Fri Nov 03, 2017

Where

301 Grove StreetBrooklyn, NY 11237


About

About:

The food pantry volunteers work along our diverse volunteer team in a dynamic environment to help stock our food pantry and get it ready for food distribution on Fridays. We are particularly looking for volunteers who are physically strong and who can carry heavy boxes of food (50 lbs.) from the truck to the pantry.

Our food pantry currently serves over 200 immigrant families per week who fall under federal poverty guidelines. Many of our clients, who receive this and other survival services from us, stay connected to the organization and involved in community activities that tackle issues affecting their communities.
Feel-Good Moments:
  • Help combat hunger in underserved communities of immigrants
  • Gain knowledge of community organizing and what providing survival services do to the empowerment of our clients.
  • Volunteer along clients in a dynamic environment and in an organization with a long history of organizing and community empowerment.
Tasks:
  • Help carry food items from the truck to the pantry,
  • Classify and organize the items in the food pantry,
  • Label the items in the food pantry
Time commitment: Thursdays between 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Requirments: Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. It is most important to us that participants have a strong desire to support and work with the immigrant community. Willingness to learn, great teamwork, communication skills, and an enthusiastic commitment to supporting immigrants will be required from all volunteers. Screening and application materials as well as orientation and training will be provided and required from all our volunteers.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (cans and other food items) approx 50 lbs
  • Reliable, Responsible, and Trustworthy
  • Patient and with a good sense of humor
  • Great team player
  • Highly motivated and willing to help

Desired but not required:
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Basic computer knowledge

Skills

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • one day/week for 4 hours
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