Emergency Response Food Distribution Effort in Newark
Since April 2nd, the Covid-19 Emergency Response Food Distribution Effort has bagged and distributed over 750,000 pounds of fresh food and essential food items to over 1,500 seniors and 500 families each week in the city of Newark, NJ. Food is donated by Table to Table.
Volunteers will assist in the unloading of food pallets and supplies as well as preparing 2000 bags of fresh produce. After the preparation of the bags, volunteers will then help load the bags onto vans for delivery to Senior Buildings and families living in Newark, NJ.
Volunteer Guidelines: COVID-19
· PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: MASKS, GLOVES, AND SANITIZER WILL BE PROVIDED · TEMPERATURE CHECKS WILL BE TAKEN · AVOID TOUCHING YOUR EYES, NOSE, AND MOUTH WITH UNWASHED HANDS. · CLEAN AND WASH YOUR HANDS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER VOLUNTEERING FOR A MINIMUM OF 20 SECONDS. · VOLUNTEERS MUST COMPLETE A VOLUNTEER PRE-SCREENING SURVEY PRIOR TO ATTENDING FOOD DISTRIBUTION DATE. VOLUNTEER PRE-SCREENING SURVEY
Need to know:
· Volunteers must be 16 years or older
· Street parking available outside of the Greater Newark Conservancy
· Dress comfortably
· Continental Breakfast and lunch will be provided
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