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Pop Up Pantry Volunteers Needed!

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ORGANIZATION: Westminister Neighborhood Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested
Pantry

Westminster Neighborhood Services is committed to addressing food security on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. On May 14th, we will hold our second pop up pantry and we need your help!

The day will begin at 9:30AM when volunteers help us load the van with premade food boxes and all necessary equipment including a table, chairs, coolers and a tent (weather dependent). Then we travel to the pop up location, which is always within our serving area. After completing the pop up we will travel back to Westminster and unload.

Please contact me with any questions:

Azaria Brown
Volunteer Coordinator
azaria.brown@westmin.org

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About Westminister Neighborhood Services

Location:

2325 E New York St., INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46201, US

Mission Statement

Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis that works with the neighborhood, individuals, businesses, service and professional groups, religious organizations and community partners to serve local families by: Providing children’s programs that meet nurturing, safety, educational and developmental needs, Providing food and clothing to meet the basic needs of neighborhood families, and Providing supportive services.

Description

For more than 30 years, Westminster Neighborhood Services, Inc. (WNS) has provided basic resources and education opportunities for at-risk children and families on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. While nationally 19.1% of people report income at or below the poverty level, here in Westminister’s neighborhood, that number is a staggering 43%.

Beginning as an ecumenical program offering summer activities for children, WNS grew and today includes afterschool, intercession, and summer programming for children and youth, a preschool, a food pantry, a soup kitchen a clothing closet, a partnership with Genessaret Free Clinic, and a Christmas Basket distribution program.

Today, Westminster is an inner city neighborhood with exponential needs, where families struggle with poverty, stress, illiteracy, joblessness and substance abuse. WNS’s programs are built on a strong foundation of volunteering and support by individuals, congregations, foundations, businesses, and civic and professional organizations.

Westminster is dedicated to help those in need with a focus on a hand-up rather than a hand out. We provide services that support families as a whole, focusing on the needs of all family members as a unit. When families are supported and self-sustaining they are able to turn outwards and transform their own community.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

Sat May 14, 2022
09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

WHERE

2325 E. New York StIndianapolis, IN 46201

(39.77142,-86.12214)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Spanish
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • All together service time will be about 3 hours, including set up and take down.

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