Food Delivery Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: COMMUNITY RESPONSE COALITION OF KENTUCKY INC

CRCKY deliverers food to immigrants who are food insecure. We partners with Trader Joe's in Lexington to pick up produce from them on Saturday mornings and deliver it through deliveries to clients. We also have volunteers buying food at stores that have culturally appropriate (often Halal) food, baby supplies, and extra items as needed. Volunteers are needed both to pick up and buy food, and deliver it to clients.

CRCKY also has frequent requests for emergency food delivery to immigrants quarantined at home or unable to access transportation. Volunteers are needed to bring them food during the week and weekends.

High school students who wish to volunteer are welcome, but must either have access to a car or be accompanied by an adult who drives.

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About COMMUNITY RESPONSE COALITION OF KENTUCKY INC

Location:

237 TAHOMA RD, LEXINGTON, KY 40503, US

Mission Statement

We are a diverse coalition of volunteers united to support immigrant families in Kentucky, negatively impacted by immigration issue.‚Äč Our volunteer efforts focus on direct assistance, facilitating language access, and referrals to appropriate community resources and legal services as needed. CRCKY is entirely volunteer run. In 2021, our administrative costs were only 3% of our total budget: some 97% of our monies went directly to pay for client expenses. We were able to do this because we do not pay staff, and have no office. During non-Covid times, we rely on community partners to offer meeting places: during Covid, most of our client interactions taken place over been over the phone.

Description


CRCKY is currently assisting immigrant families who do not qualify for government assistance and have at least one household member diagnosed with Covid-19. If someone in the household tested positive for this virus, we pay rent and utilities. We also deliver food, baby supplies (diapers, wipes, and formula), and whatever else clients need to ensure they can stay at home during quarantine. CRCKY also provide such assistance for immigrants with life-threatening illnesses who do not have access to government funding. Finally, we will deliver food to any immigrant in the Lexington area who is unable to leave their home.

Since fall 2021, CRCKY has also been delivering culturally appropriate food to humanitarian parolees and Special Immigrant Visa applicants from Afghanistan. We partner with KRM to bring food to Afghans who are not co-sponsored by local institutions.

CAUSE AREAS

Emergency & Safety
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees
Emergency & Safety, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Lexington, KY 40503

(38.01033,-84.53271)
 

SKILLS

  • Delivery
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-5 hours a week
  • Must be able to text using a cell phone

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