This opportunity takes place in Maplewood at 1140 Gervais Ave.
Second Harvest Heartland distributes boxes of groceries each month to over 9,000 low-income seniors. Volunteers pack all 9,000+ boxes with nutritious items like cereal, juice, canned fruits, meat, and grains, on our assembly line! These groceries provide an important supplemental resource to Minnesotans struggling to attain sufficient amounts of nutritious food.
This is a fast-paced volunteer position that requires volunteers are able to twist and bend down, stand for several hours and lift up to 5 pounds. Some positions require the ability to lift 35 pounds.
Shifts are typically Tuesday- Thursday 9-11am and 1-3pm.
Volunteer shifts start back up on Janurary 19th and take place from 9-11am, and 1-3pm.
If you are interested in volunteering please go to our website (https://www.2harvest.org/get-involved/volunteer/#.X_3uMjpKhPY) to view COVID pre-screening questions and open shifts!
Responding to this opportunity does not mean you are signed up, please sign up through our website (https://www.2harvest.org/get-involved/volunteer/#.X_3uMjpKhPY)
If you have any questions, please call 651-282-0901 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Second Harvest Heartland is to end hunger through community partnerships.
Second Harvest Heartland works to reinvent hunger relief through leadership and innovation. As the Upper Midwest’s largest hunger relief organization, our goal is not only to help our hungry neighbors today, but to provide the means for everyone to be fed tomorrow. We're known for distributing great amounts of food quickly and efficiently. In our most recent fiscal year, our work provided more that 81 million meals for people in the heartland. We are also constantly pioneering ways to reduce waste and better use the abundant resources available in this land of plenty.
Second Harvest Heartland is a member of Feeding America, a national network of more than 200 food banks serving every state in the United States. Membership means access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations from manufacturers and producers throughout the country.
Working with our network of partners, volunteers and donors as well as people like you, our 90,000+ square feet of dry, refrigerator and freezer space is constantly accepting and distributing donations. Our fleet of trucks travels nearly half a million miles a year, picking up food donations and delivering them to local food shelves, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior community centers and children's after school programs.