69 people are interested
Food Pantry and Thrift Store assistance.
ORGANIZATION: St,. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry Noblesville
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69 people are interested
This is an opportunity to work along side of our regular volunteers to restock food pantry shelves and/or merchandize in our thrift store.
This will be a fun learning experience with our friendly regular volunteers, and to help the community at the same time.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About St,. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry Noblesville
1391 Greenfield Ave. Noblesville 46060, Noblesville, IN 46060, US
The mission of the St. Vincent DePaul food pantry is to provide nutritious food to the underserved poor and hungry in Hamilton County. Many of our clients are the working poor, and during the Corona Virus crisis includes new clients who normally would not have the need that are unemployed. Our performance is measured by our ability to serve all who come to us for help and that we can sustain our non-profit financially. We also partner with the nine township trustees in Hamilton County to provide emergency assistance. We also operate a NobleCause Thrift (resell) shop on premise where proceeds go directly toward purchasing food for the Food Pantry.
As the population grows, the number of underserved poor and needy in Hamilton County increases every year. Many of our clients are families who are the working poor that cannot afford to buy enough food to feed their families. Our desire is to keep these families from slipping into severe poverty. The root cause is complicated, but much of the need is due to under education and/or immigrants who cannot find a working wage to support a family. The mission of St. Vincent DePaul has been and continues to be to feed the hungry since the early 1800's in France, and continues today throughout the world. Without our help, some families would become a burden on the cities and county. During the Corona-19 Virus event, we closed our revenue producing thrift store, and closed the food pantry normal operations in late March. We are now serving our food pantry clients by a drive-thru in our parking lot two days a week, which has averaged 225 families per week since we closed normal operations. We need more funding due to the increased demand for food and lower revenue (much of our revenue comes from store sales and various donors) in order to continue our drive-thru operation. We anticipate opening the NobleCause Thrift Store and normal Food Pantry operations as soon as it is safe for our clients and volunteers in accordance with Indiana Covid-19 guidelines, and when a sufficient number of our volunteers are available to return. It is a very enjoyable place to volunteer, and most volunteers return to volunteer many times.
1391 Greenfield Ave. Noblesville 46060Noblesville, IN 46060
August 15, 2023
- Community Outreach
- Must be at least 16
- Any Friday 10am to 2pm.
- Commitment to help us to help others.