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Pantry Food Tetris Assistant (Pantry Set Up)

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ORGANIZATION: Lift UP

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Is organizing your thing? Do you want to get a light work out while helping the community? Come join us in our pantry! You will have the opportunity to help put away, stock, and organize hundreds of pounds of high quality food with a fun group of other dedicated volunteers! You will ensure that community members who are facing hunger not only have access to healthy, fresh food, but also can acquire their food in an efficient manner.

We are seeking volunteers for our Friday morning shift from 8:15 am to 12:30 pm.

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About Lift UP

Location:

3448 NW Yeon Ave., Portland, OR 97210, US

Mission Statement

Lift UP’s mission is to reduce hunger and improve the lives of low-income residents in Northwest and Downtown Portland.

Description

Lift UP was founded in 1980. The goal was to help neighborhood residents through coordinated volunteer efforts.

Initial activities included conducting food drives and distributing government food commodities, helping people connect with existing social services, and providing opportunities for neighborhood residents to socialize.

Lift UP entered a partnership with the Housing Authority of Portland (now Home Forward) to provide socialization and other services to residents of low-income apartment buildings through the Adopt a Building program. Volunteers from churches and synagogues provided community-building and enrichment activities, including social events and classes.

In December of 2007, Lift UP acquired Preston's Pantry and-with the support of donors, Oregon Food Bank, and local businesses-expanded the program to provide staples and fresh food in an environment that emulates a small grocery store. The food pantry now serves 9360 people a year!

In 2016, Lift UP launched the Adopt a Building program, which provides in-building food resources to low-income building residents in Northwest and Downtown Portland. Through this program, Preston's Pantry, and Free Food Market, Lift UP distributed 528,194 pounds of food in 2021!

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Hunger
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Hunger

WHEN

Thu Sep 22, 2022 - Wed Dec 21, 2022
08:15 AM - 12:30 PM

WHERE

First United Methodist Church1838 SW Jefferson St.Portland, OR 97221

(45.4951,-122.727)
 

SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • We require that our pantry volunteers do at least one shift per month for three months.
  • Volunteers on this shift must feel comfortable lifting 25-40 pounds consistently. Background checks are required.

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