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Volunteership with GJ - Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste

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GJ-ALLEVIATING HUNGER & FOOD WASTE

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GJ - Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste focuses on the delivery of unsold, excess food from food providers to food storage locations. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of stress and pressure being put on households who unfortunately do not have regular income to obtain food supplies on a daily and weekly basis.

By delivering food to food pantries and food banks, we are providing a weekly supply of food to hundreds of individuals.

Our food collections are done based on the location of the volunteer as well as the food providers in proximity to the volunteer's location. For example, if a volunteer is in Novi, Michigan, we will find food provider locations in Novi, and if the volunteer is in West Bloomfield, Michigan, we will find locations in West Bloomfield. At the end of the day, our model is to maximize efficiency and minimize costs (travel, time, and energy) for the volunteer.

Programs/Achievements:

As of now, GJ - Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste is working with three food providers, two Panera locations (6 Mile Rd, Livonia & Haggerty Rd, Livonia) and Dunkin' (Plymouth, MI). We are also working with the Salvation Army (Farmington, MI) and Auntie Na's Village (Detroit, MI).

Update as of December 17th, 2020: Since we started our volunteer operations in June 2020, we have been able to transport more than 1165 pounds of bread and 240 dozen donuts to our respective food storage partners!

In addition , we have also been featured in the University of Toledo's Article as well: http://news.utoledo.edu/index.php/11_04_2020/bioengineering-student-creates-nonprofit-to-reduce-waste-and-provide-food-to-people-in-need

Our work continues every day, and we are determined to work with as many food provider locations and food storage areas as possible not only in Michigan but also throughout the country and internationally.

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About GJ-ALLEVIATING HUNGER & FOOD WASTE

Location:

49831 PARKSIDE DR, NORTHVILLE, MI 48168, US

Mission Statement

GJ-Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste is a non-profit organization (501(c)(3)) that is designed to create a platform for volunteers to aid in the transfer of excess food from going to waste to areas such as food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens.

Description

Objectives:

GJ-Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste has the following objectives that it desires to tackle:

  • to provide a medium to transport surplus food from food providers to food storage areas such as food banks, food pantries, and soup kitchens
  • to engender a proper way to optimize the benefits of the volunteers and reduce the costs (time, monetary resources, etc.) incurred by the volunteers in this organization
  • to provide opportunities for volunteers to obtain volunteer hours, networking opportunities, and service experiences
  • to reduce and potentially alleviate the wastage of food in the local communities and counties.

Programs/Achievements:

As of now, GJ - Alleviating Hunger & Food Waste is working with three food providers, two Panera locations (6 Mile Rd, Livonia & Haggerty Rd, Livonia) and Dunkin' (Plymouth, MI). We are also working with the Salvation Army (Farmington, MI) and Auntie Na's Village (Detroit, MI).

Community
Disaster Relief
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Volunteer Recruitment is Completed from Home49831 Parkside DrNorthville, MI 48168

(42.4051,-83.54079)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Driving to the food provider location, collecting the food supplies, and delivering to food storage location. We find the nearest locations for our volunteers, so our volunteers do not have to spend more than an hour weekly.
  • Volunteers are free to choose multiple dates to aid in collections, and we accommodate any group. If a child or teen is interested, we will just need to have their parents help with transportation.

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