Join a team of volunteers who pick up bread 6 evenings a week (6 pm in winter, later in summer) at When Pigs Fly in Newburyport and deliver it the next morning - usually around 9 am but some mornings earlier is fine - to food pantries and community rooms at local housing complexes. Bags of 12 loaves of bread are heavy so must be able to lift and carry 15 pounds short distances. Must have your own car for pick ups and deliveries.
Team members have a regular routine - ie, every 2nd and 4th Wednesday for every other Tuesday etc. You'll get a reminder email every week and when you need someone to sub for you, we take care of finding someone. You can feel good about distributing good quality, healthy bread that would otherwise go to waste and about the giving the bread to people who would generally not be able to afford this quality bread.
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.
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
1 Merrimac StreetNewburyport, MA01950
November 16, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
15 minutes to pick up and 15-45 min to deliver
ability to lift and carry heavy bags for short distances.