Start 2019 by Volunteering in our Food Pantry
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
97 people are interested
At the Campaign Against Hunger, the heart of our mission is to provide food and other services that help our clients live healthy while fighting against food injustice. As a volunteer, you can work with us in multiple ways that allow you to both help our community and utilize your skills and interests:
Opportunities in food pantry: distributing food, stocking food and produce, assisting with warehouse deliveries, and preparing food.
Opportunities in the office: IT data entry and scanning projects, bagging produce and snacks for children and seniors, and creating birthday packages (opportunities also available to financially fund the birthday project).
Special activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Week of Service, from January 21st-25th: cleaning and beautifying chicken coop and garden, preparing urban farms for spring planting, and food pantry organization.
If you have a specialized skill (art, farming, design, accounting, etc) you are interested in offering, please feel to reach out as well!
About The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH)
2004 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233, US
With a poverty rate of over 30% for families living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, there are over 20,000 individuals in need of food within the community. The devastation of poverty in this area has left thousands choosing between paying rent/utilities, buying medicine, and obtaining food. Operating under The Campaign Against Hunger, Inc., The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) is a non-profit organization working vigorously to end hunger in the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill/Brownsville neighborhoods of Brooklyn, in Community Board Districts 3 and 16. We open our doors with the goal of impacting the lives of a population that has become invisible to society. The mission of the TCAH is to end hunger by distributing food and empowering families through information and support, which will bring strength and dignity to the community. We believe that food is a right, not a privilege, so we strive to make certain our neighbors never have to go without it.
The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) serves as a beacon of hope to our community, and our services extend beyond simply providing emergency food to encompass an array of programs. As one of the largest programs in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community, we are able to offer a host of vital services to the diverse clients we serve. Our goal is not simply to provide people with a satisfactory amount of food but to empower our families.
Because of our commitment to ending hunger, in 2006 we expanded our services to accommodate the growing number of customers we presently serve. We relocated to a 2000-square-foot facility in order to open a supermarket-style food pantry, wherein our clients are able to choose the items they want from our shelves. This model reinvests people with the power of choice and lends dignity to the process of emergency food distribution. Additionally, it helps us to conserve food, since customers no longer end up with items they do not want, as often happens when they are given pantry bags. Consequently, the supermarket-style model costs less per meal than a prepackaged-pantry-bag model. Our pantry operates five days a week, with a wide range of hours to meet our customers' needs: Monday & Wednesday from 10:00AM-3:00PM and Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 1:00PM-6:30PM. Customers are able to visit our pantry once per month, and we provide enough food for them for three full days (with three meals per day), based on the size of their household.
We'll work with your schedule.
2010 Fulton StreetBrooklyn, NY 11233
- Data Entry
- Food Service
- People 55+
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- We ask that volunteers commit to working at least 4 hours a shift, but we are willing to accommodate schedules.
- You must come with an adult if you are under 16, families are welcome to volunteer with us too!