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! Help to put away, stock, and organize high quality food with a fun group of dedicated volunteers! You will play a critical role in ensuring that community members who are facing hunger will have access to healthy, fresh food and can acquire it in an organized space.

We are currently seeking volunteers who are interested in assisting either regularly or sporadically with a Friday morning shift from 8am-12:30pm. Shifts are easily visible and can be signed up for based on your schedule.

Please note that being able to lift up to 40lbs consistently is required, as is the ability to stand continuously for the full length of the shift.

1 Shift

  • 08:00 AM to 12:30 PM PST - FULL
    Fridays from 8/8:30am-12:30pm

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About Lift UP

Location:

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

Mission Statement

Our vision at Lift UP is a Portland where everyone has access to healthy food and opportunities ​to connect ​with others.

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 nearly 13,000 people a year!

In 2016, Lift UP launched the Adopt a Building program, which provides in-building food resources to affordable housing residents in Northwest and Downtown Portland. Through this program, Preston's Pantry, and Free Food Market, Lift UP distributed nearly 800,000lbs of food last year. We couldn't do the work that we do without our dedicated volunteer team and we'd love for you to join us!

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

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

(45.51738,-122.69382)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers on this shift must feel comfortable lifting 30-40 pounds consistently and standing continuously for 2-4 hours. Background checks are required.

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