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Food Hub Assistant

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The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH)

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There is a Hunger crisis in New York City and our work to end it is far from over. Volunteers have made a huge impact at TCAH this past year and we would love to have you join our team. We could use your help at our Food Hub with packing produce bags, distribution, line management, and more.

Food Hub Assistant
Location: 744 Berriman Street, Brooklyn NY 11208 |Hours: 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM|

Age restrictions: 16 years and older. You must be accompanied by a parent/guardian if under 16.

Volunteers should be prepared to stand, bend, lift, and lift boxes of about 20-25 lbs.

Description of volunteer duties: Assist staff with packing produce bags, keep count of the number of bags packed, restock packing table, break down used boxes, and maintain the cleanliness of the pantry. Attire: Volunteers should dress comfortably however, no open-toed shoes. Boots or sneakers are required.

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About The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH)

Location:

2004 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11233, US

Mission Statement

With a poverty rate of over 30% for families living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, there are over 20,000 individuals in need of food within the community. The devastation of poverty in this area has left thousands choosing between paying rent/utilities, buying medicine, and obtaining food. Operating under The Campaign Against Hunger, Inc., The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) is a non-profit organization working vigorously to end hunger in the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill/Brownsville neighborhoods of Brooklyn, in Community Board Districts 3 and 16. We open our doors with the goal of impacting the lives of a population that has become invisible to society. The mission of the TCAH is to end hunger by distributing food and empowering families through information and support, which will bring strength and dignity to the community. We believe that food is a right, not a privilege, so we strive to make certain our neighbors never have to go without it.

Description

The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) serves as a beacon of hope to our community, and our services extend beyond simply providing emergency food to encompass an array of programs. As one of the largest programs in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community, we are able to offer a host of vital services to the diverse clients we serve. Our goal is not simply to provide people with a satisfactory amount of food but to empower our families.

Because of our commitment to ending hunger, in 2006 we expanded our services to accommodate the growing number of customers we presently serve. We relocated to a 2000-square-foot facility in order to open a supermarket-style food pantry, wherein our clients are able to choose the items they want from our shelves. This model reinvests people with the power of choice and lends dignity to the process of emergency food distribution. Additionally, it helps us to conserve food, since customers no longer end up with items they do not want, as often happens when they are given pantry bags. Consequently, the supermarket-style model costs less per meal than a prepackaged-pantry-bag model. Our pantry operates five days a week, with a wide range of hours to meet our customers' needs: Monday & Wednesday from 10:00AM-3:00PM and Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday from 1:00PM-6:30PM. Customers are able to visit our pantry once per month, and we provide enough food for them for three full days (with three meals per day), based on the size of their household.



Community
Disaster Relief
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

744 Berriman StreetBrooklyn, NY 11208

(40.66072,-73.87302)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Service
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • We ask for a minimum of 3 hours.
  • Volunteers should be prepared to stand, bend, lift, and lift boxes of about 20-25 lbs. 

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