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Loop Ministry Food Pantry supplies needed food to those living around the Inner Loop of Rochester. The Food Pantry is open 10 AM til Noon Tuesday and Thursday. With setup and take down, allow an extra 15-20 minutes both before and after pantry hours. The food pantry is set up in a vestibule of Reformation Lutheran Church located at 111 North Chestnut Street. Parking is provided.

A volunteer is needed to check our updated client lists by accessing an Excel program to determine if client has already been in during the current month and to determine family size. Basic client info in then recorded on a daily sheet. In depth knowledge of Excel is NOT required. Excel lists clients by name, along with family size and shows if client has already been in during the current month. Families are allowed one visit per month. New clients are asked to fill out a registration sheet and the rules for pantry use are discussed. Total number of bags to be given is passed along to other volunteers who collect and distribute the bags along with any fresh or frozen items available for distribution that day.

The actual filling of nutritional bags containing a required nutritional mix of 10 items (2 fruits, 3 vegetables, 2 grains and 3 proteins) is conducted by clients of Heritage Christian Services under their supervision. Each family gets one nutritional bag for each household member. Heritage also fills "choice" bags containing a minimum of 10 other items available from Foodlink. Each family gets one choice bag. If available, additional fresh, refrigerated or frozen choice items are offered at the door where our clients receive their bags.

Anywhere from 10 to 30 clients can arrive during the times the Food Pantry is open. It can be VERY busy or down right boring BUT the need for the food is real, so the mission is important.

If doing both days is too much, helping only one day a week would still be great. Our clients are very grateful making it a very rewarding experience. Getting to know the other pantry volunteers and the Heritage counselors and there charges is also a positive. Try it out and see how you like it! THANKS!

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About LOOP MINISTRIES

Location:

111 N CHESTNUT ST, ROCHESTER, NY 14604, US

Mission Statement

Loop Ministries is a non-profit organization committed to helping people in and around Rochester's Inner Loop. We stock and organize a food pantry that provides groceries for people in need that is open 2 days a week. We participate in a monthly hot lunch provided by Reformation Lutheran Church where we distribute groceries at the end of the meal. We raise money and organize food collections to help us continue to provide these services.

Description

The Loop Ministries Food Pantry provides bagged groceries to approximately 300 families every month.

Loop Ministries partners with Reformation Lutheran Church which provides a hot lunch on the fourth Wednesday of every month. After the meal Loop Ministries provides a bag of groceries to each attendees.

We partner with Heritage Christian Services to transport food, stock our shelves, distribute groceries and provide job skill training to people with developmental disabilities.

Community
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

111 N Chestnut StReformation Lutheran ChurchROCHESTER, NY 14614

(43.1532,-77.6079)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • You must be available to work at least one day a week during pantry hours.
  • Treating our clients with respect and dignity is required.

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