Food Delivery Program Volunteer
Crossroads Community Services
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Crossroads Food Box Delivery Volunteer
Crossroads’ Food Box Delivery programprovides access to food forseniors and homebound clients who might otherwise, go without sustenance. Food Box Delivery volunteers willdistribute Crossroads’ prepacked food boxes to client homes once a month. Delivery clients may request a regular box or a diabetic-friendly box in addition to PAN boxes (for those that qualify). This program providesmeaningful opportunities for volunteers to give back to the community in a safe, contact-less manner.The process would include volunteers picking up pre-sorted boxes at Crossroads and delivering them viaapre-mapped route to a client’s front porch or front door.Volunteers can sign up remotely online via Volgistics.
Crossroads is doing everything we can to make sure people get the groceries they need in timely and safe manner. This is not the time for people to be undernourished, which can weaken their resistance to COVID-19.
Due to COVID-19, Crossroads Community Services is has changed our food pantry operation and schedule. Our drive-thru food pantry is open Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. We are serving clients in an efficient and reasonably safe manner, so that they do not have to leave their vehicle.
We are in a 72,000 sq. foot facility and have enhanced our cleaning methods, procedures, and schedule. Staff and volunteers are requested to wash their hands before entering the warehouse, wear protective gloves, wear a cover/mask face/nose area, and practice the recommended social distancing of six feet apart.
Supervisor: The Delivery Program Volunteers report to the Volunteer Engagement Manager, Lead Crossroads Volunteer, and AmeriCorps Volunteer Engagement Associate.
- Volunteers will deliver requested boxes following a designated route.
- Make 4-5 deliveries in each route.
- Work with Crossroads volunteer and staff
- 2 to 4-hour shift once aweek
- Must be able to lift at least 35 lbs.
- Ideally own a vehicle that can carry 5-10 boxes (SUVs, vans, trucks etc.)
- Must have car insurance and supply a copy of insurance card.
- Must have smart phone.
Each volunteer will receive a link and download a free app Route4Mewhich will autogenerate the best routes according to the volunteer’s preference.
- Box pick-up and delivery days are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
- All boxes must be delivered on the day they are picked up
What Crossroads Expects from Volunteers
- Team work
About Crossroads: Crossroads Community Services exists to nourish our community’s low-income families by providing nutritious food and supportive education. Volunteers are an integral part of our organization
About Crossroads Community Services
4500 S. Cockrell Hill Road, Dallas, TX 75236, US
Crossroads Community Services exists to nourish our community's low-income families by providing nutritious food and supportive education.
Crossroads Community Services nourishes people and powers change by providing nutritious groceries and supportive education to those in need in Dallas.
In 2005 CCS became the first agency in the nation to match the amount of food aid provided from each food group with an individual’s age, gender, and activity level as recommended by the USDA’s MyPyramid. In 2010 CCS was named the Model Agency of the Year by the North Texas Food Bank for innovation and volume of food delivered. Last year, over 15,000 individuals benefited from 2.7 million pounds of nutritious food used to prepare 2.3 million healthy meals.
Crossroads provides low-income families with enough groceries to prepare 21 nutrient-and-calorie-balanced meals per person on a monthly basis. CCS also provides education regarding nutrition, meal planning, and obesity prevention to our clients.
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