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PENNIES FOR POVERTY 2 CENTS 4 CHANGE INC

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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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About PENNIES FOR POVERTY 2 CENTS 4 CHANGE INC

Location:

PO BOX 532, NEWBURYPORT, MA 01950, US

Mission Statement

Pennies for Poverty is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization whose mission is to ease the impact of poverty on the people of Greater Newburyport by endorsing models of assistance that promote dignity, supporting allied organizations both financially and collaboratively, increasing community awareness of poverty through citizen education, and inspiring and encouraging volunteerism.

Description

Pennies for Poverty, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 2008 with the belief that if everyone in the community does a little to help those in need, we can substantially reduce poverty and improve the well being of all members of the community. The original mantra for the organization was "2 Cents, 2 Cans, 2 Hours, Together." That is, everyone should put aside 2 cents a day and 2 cans a week and volunteer 2 hours a month so that together we reduce poverty.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

20 High RoadNewbury, MA 01951

(42.7994,-70.86272)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Customer Service

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Whatever time you can spare for this important work. Some people work once a month. Some work every week. Some work for 2-3 hours at a time; others for a full day on Fridays.
  • Some jobs require carrying/lifting 20+ pounds. Many involve climbing stairs and standing.

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