Monthly commitment to pick up food donations from Alfalfa's Longmont and deliver to a low income senior living community. The shift is for the 1st Wednesday of each month, from 11:30am-12:30pm.
Full training will be provided on pick-up and drop-off procedures. Shift may be completed with a bicycle that has a large and sturdy attached trailer, though often the donations exceed bike trailer capacity. Most volunteers prefer to complete this shift with a larger vehicle with ample trunk and back seat space.
Please bring your own face mask to each shift. Gloves, hand sanitizer, and face masks all available on request. By taking this shift, you are confirming that you are asymptomatic and that no one in your household is ill.
Longmont Food Rescue’s mission is to redistribute nutritious food that retailers have deemed food 'waste’ to feed hungry, homeless, and low-income populations directly. Our cores values are: Reduction of hunger; Being an ally for food justice throughout Longmont, CO and surrounding areas; Just-in-time, collaborative food redistribution; Reducing carbon footprint and landfill waste.
Through partnerships with local and state governments, businesses, charities, and other organizations that share our core values, our work is to close the gap in food insecurity in Longmont and surrounding mountains towns, while simultaneously reducing landfill waste. We envision a just food system built on the conscientious collaboration of community members who are committed to a sustainable system of food practices.
Longmont Food Rescue rescues fruits and vegetables from local grocery stores, farms, and farmers markets. In addition to vehicle transportation, we use human power transportation, ie: bicycles. LFR’s just-in-time food rescue services allows us to be more agile than larger food banks, which enables us to deliver to our recipients faster. And because of the reduced turn-around time between donation and delivery, more food can be redirected and consumed within hours of donation that would otherwise be thrown away.
Wed Feb 03, 2021 - Wed Apr 07, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
700 Ken Pratt BlvdLongmont, CO80504
January 7, 2021
Food Delivery / Distribution
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
1 hour/month - 1st Wednesday from 11:30am-12:30pm
Please bring your own face mask to each shift. By taking this shift, you are confirming that you are asymptomatic and that no one in your household is ill.