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Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

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Interchange Food Pantry

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The Interchange Food Pantry needs volunteers to serve our guests during the pandemic and beyond. We need volunteers to serve our guests on pantry days, help with packing bags of free groceries on prep days, and receive shipments. Volunteer opportunities are Monday through Sunday. Shifts are listed below and include the type of help you will be providing.

Monday: 8 am to 10 am (receiving shipments)
Tuesday: 10 am to 1 pm (prep day)
Tuesday: 1 pm to 4 pm (pantry day)
Wednesday: Noon to 3 pm (prep day)
Wednesday: 3 pm to 6 pm (pantry day)
Thursday: 8 am to 10 am (receiving shipments)
Thursday: 8 am to 11:30 am (pantry day)
Friday: 8 am to 10 am (receiving shipments)
Saturday: 8 am to 11:30 am (pantry day)
Sundays: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm (delivery to our satellite pantry the 2nd and 4th week of every month)

If interested, please email me at ifpmilwaukee@gmail.com or call me at 414-551-2184.

Healthy food is not an option; it's the only option when serving our guests!

Peace & Happiness,
George Neureuther
Interchange Food Pantry Director

More opportunities with Interchange Food Pantry

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Interchange Food Pantry

Location:

130 E Juneau Avenue, MILWAUKEE, WI 53202, US

Mission Statement

The Interchange Food Pantry Mission: Improve the health and well-being of our guests through nutritious food and compassion. Our vision: Feed all guests who enter our door until there is no one at our door.

Description

The Interchange Food Pantry (Pantry) remains open during the pandemic. We need healthy volunteers ages 16 to 59 to help keep our doors open. Why? The majority of our volunteers helping throughout the year are 60 and over and no longer can volunteer since they are more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Since the stay at home order went into effect in Milwaukee, the Pantry is serving 419 guests per week. Last year at this time, the Pantry served 217 guests per week.

We need volunteers:
To help unload shipments and recycle cardboard on Monday and Friday from 9 am to Noon.
To help package bags of nutritious food for our guests to take home, the Pantry needs help on:
Tuesday: 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday: Noon to 3 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 11 am, and 11 am to 2 pm. and
Saturday: 8 am to 11:30 amThe IFP Reach: In 2019 the IFP served 13,871 guests (monthly average: 1,156) compared to 9,169 guests (monthly average: 764) in 2018.

Footprint:
In May of 2018, the IFP expanded our services from a neighborhood pantry (lower eastside) to serving the city of Milwaukee.

On a typical pantry day, we provide fifteen fresh or frozen vegetables or fruit, three dairy items, five protein items (includes plant-based protein), three items of grains, and two comfort food items.

Children & Youth
Community
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

130 E. Juneau AvenueMilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI 53202

(43.04607,-87.91206)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • I need volunteers who can work two to three-hour shifts. I send out a volunteer schedule every Saturday for the following week; volunteers email me back with what days and shifts they can help out!
  • A positive attitude and compassion are important. Also, at times some volunteers would need to be available to lift 25 - 40 lbs. Children of all ages are welcomed; adult supervision is required for ages 15 and under.

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