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.
Help neighbors obtain nourishing food for their families. Join at wonderful group of volunteers.
Started in December 2015 and completely run by volunteers, the Community Food Pantry at First Parish Church on High Road in Newbury has grown from serving 8 to serving 170 households from the communities of Newbury, Newburyport, Byfield, Rowley, Georgetown, Salisbury and Amesbury. It is only open from 3-5 on Fridays but the work to unload trucks from the Boston Food bank, manage inventory, and stock the pantry before and during the Friday opening hours takes place many Thursdays and most of the day Friday.
This pantry is special: a welcoming environment for the shoppers, a supportive crew of people and a terrific selection of foods -- from farm-fresh eggs, to meats, milk, fresh vegetables and fruits, kids snacks, staples and paper products. During the summer they have a free farmers market loaded with farm-fresh produce and cooking ideas.
If you want to help unload trucks once a month, stock shelves every Friday, or help shoppers find the items they need....this is the place for you. Help out every week, once a month or on a schedule that best suits you. You'll join a dedicated,, friendly team and enjoy a wonderful comaraderie. Try it out!
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Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
Whatever time you can spare for this important wor
Some jobs require carrying/lifting 20+ pounds. Many involve climbing stairs and standing.