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Food Bank volunteers needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Good Shepherd Food Bank

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Good Shepherd Food-Bank is Maine’s largest hunger relief organization and is responsible for the procurement and distribution of millions of pounds of food annually. We work with over 500 partner agencies throughout the state to distribute foods to local communities.

We are looking for volunteers to help us in a variety of roles throughout the food bank!

Salvage Food Inspector

The role of the Food Inspector is to examine donated, salvage food and other products.

This job entails two aspects.

  • checking each item in order to ensure it is safe for human consumption
  • whenever possible, working to recover items that would otherwise be discarded by improving packaging and fixing labels

Salvage Food Sorter

The Sorter helps move approved salvage products off the conveyor belt and places them in the correct category.

This volunteer role suits people interested in moving their bodies!

These volunteers play a critical role in Good Shepherd Food Bank's work. They ensure that Mainers throughout the state receive the food they need to lead healthier and happier lives.

We do not take walk-ins.

Please see our website or contact Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Bethany Tatro, Btatro@gsfb.org

Contact us if you are interested in scheduling a group.

Due to safety regulations, all volunteers must be ages 14 and older.

More opportunities with Good Shepherd Food Bank

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Good Shepherd Food Bank

Location:

3121 Hotel Road, P.O.Box 1807, Auburn, ME 04211, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Good-Shepherd Food-Bank is to provide food for those at risk of hunger by soliciting surplus food and distributing it to nonprofit programs throughout Maine, and in doing so to do the work of Jesus, who is The Good Shepherd.

Description

Good Shepherd Food Bank is the central hub of Maine's largest hunger relief network. We provide for those at risk of hunger by soliciting food donations and purchasing food at wholesale prices, then distributing this food to over 600 partner agencies in every county in Maine. Our partner agencies include nonprofit organizations that fight hunger on the front lines in their communities, such as soup kitchens, homeless shelters, food pantries, and after school programs for underprivileged kids.

By working together as a network, Good Shepherd Food Bank and our partners are able to provide enough food for nearly 30,000 meals every day of the year.

By volunteering at the Food Bank, you are able to make a direct impact in providing both food and hope for Maine families from Kittery to Fort Kent.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Emergency & Safety
Hunger
Community, Emergency & Safety, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3121 Hotel RoadP.O.Box 1807Auburn, ME 04210

(44.03091,-70.28873)
 

SKILLS

  • Warehousing

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • All volunteers start their experience with a new volunteer orientation. After the have attended orientation, they may create their own schedule. We would love volunteers to spend a minimum of 3 hours per week with us.

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