Help us serve coffee and hot drinks to our guests at the Murphy Center
We are re-configuring the Murphy Center to follow health and safety protocols while still providing essential services.
We want to keep our guests as warm as possible, with hot drinks, every morning this winter.
After each guest checks in at the front desk of the Murphy Center (and has their temperature taken), they are given a meal ticket. This ticket allows them a trip to the Food Pantry (through an external window), where they may receive one takeaway snack bag, coffee, and the hot food option of the day (oatmeal, cup-o-noodles, etc.) If they want more coffee or hot food later, the guest must receive another ticket from our front desk. We are only allowing one takeaway snack bag per person per day, but this will rely on the honor system (and how well our volunteers remember whether a guest has already received a snack bag that morning).
Food Pantry volunteers will put together the takeaway snack bags, start the hot water and coffee, and then serve the bag, coffee, and the hot food option, through a window to the outside. There will be two volunteers in the pantry space; volunteers must wear masks and follow all health and safety protocols as posted in the Food Pantry.
7:30 am- Arrive, start the coffee and hot water, set up space, prep supplies, and start making takeaway snack packs.
8:00 am- Open exterior window (to outside of the building), take meal tickets, and serve the items.
10:00 am- Close service window, hang the closed sign, and close blinds. Clean up, wipe down space, and leave.
We are looking for volunteers to make a regular, weekly commitment, though this is not necessary. Your training will happen on your first shift!
About Homeward Alliance
242 Conifer St., Fort Collins, CO 80524, US
Homeward Alliance empowers individuals and families who face homelessness to survive, move forward and thrive.
Homeward Alliance (formally Homeless Gear) is a Fort Collins-based nonprofit that provides a continuum of services to individuals and families who are homeless or - in some cases - at risk of becoming homeless: supplies that help them survive in the short-term, connections to resources in the interim and links to employment, housing and self-sufficiency in the long-term.