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ORGANIZATION: Interchange Food Pantry

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 192 people are interested
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The Interchange Food Pantry's (IFP) mission is to improve our guests' health and well-being through nutritious food and compassion. Recognizing that food distribution is not equitable, IFP is a city-wide pantry sensitive to the needs of Milwaukee's underserved populations and their inability to access healthy foods due to the high cost of food and living in food deserts. IFP served 55,759 guests in 2022 and will serve approximately 60,000 guests in 2023.

Volunteers at Interchange help with packing bags of food, staging the shopping area, pulling guests' orders, handing out the orders to our guests, and putting the stock away at the end of the day. We couldn't do this work without all the help we get from volunteers! Our current weekly volunteer schedule is below:
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 1 pm (pantry set up)
  • Tuesday: 1 pm to 4 pm (guest shopping day)
  • Wednesday: 1 pm to 4 pm (pantry set up)
  • Wednesday: 3 pm to 6 pm (guest shopping day)
  • Thursday: 8 am to 11:30 am (guest shopping day)
  • Friday: 9 am to 12 pm (pantry set up)
  • Saturday: 8 am to 11:30 am (guest shopping day)
  • Sunday: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm (Pantry day at Quality of Life Pantry, 1530 W. Atkinson Ave., Milwaukee)

Once you request to volunteer with IFP, we will email you with instructions and add you to our great list of volunteers!

More opportunities with Interchange Food Pantry

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Interchange Food Pantry

Location:

130 E Juneau Avenue, MILWAUKEE, WI 53202, US

Mission Statement

The Interchange Food Pantry Mission: Improve the health and well-being of our guests through nutritious food and compassion. Our vision: Feed all guests who enter our door until there is no one at our door.

Description

The Interchange Food Pantry (Pantry) remains open during the pandemic. We need healthy volunteers ages 16 to 59 to help keep our doors open. Why? The majority of our volunteers helping throughout the year are 60 and over and no longer can volunteer since they are more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

Since the stay at home order went into effect in Milwaukee, the Pantry is serving 419 guests per week. Last year at this time, the Pantry served 217 guests per week.

We need volunteers:
To help unload shipments and recycle cardboard on Monday and Friday from 9 am to Noon.
To help package bags of nutritious food for our guests to take home, the Pantry needs help on:
Tuesday: 10 am to 1 pm and 1 pm to 4 pm
Wednesday: Noon to 3 pm and 3 pm to 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am to 11 am, and 11 am to 2 pm. and
Saturday: 8 am to 11:30 amThe IFP Reach: In 2019 the IFP served 13,871 guests (monthly average: 1,156) compared to 9,169 guests (monthly average: 764) in 2018.

Footprint:
In May of 2018, the IFP expanded our services from a neighborhood pantry (lower eastside) to serving the city of Milwaukee.

On a typical pantry day, we provide fifteen fresh or frozen vegetables or fruit, three dairy items, five protein items (includes plant-based protein), three items of grains, and two comfort food items.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

130 E. Juneau AvenueMilwaukee, WI 53202

(43.04609,-87.91207)
 

SKILLS

  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Orientation and training take place the first day you volunteer at IFP. We ask volunteers to arrive on time and stay for the duration of each shift, approximately 3 hours. There is no minimum commitment needed to volunteer at the pantry.
  • The key to our success is for staff and volunteers to provide kindness and respect to each other, but most important of all, to our guests of the pantry! We ask our guests to be vaccinated; if not, please wear a mask when volunteering.

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