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Interchange Food Pantry Volunteer Shifts

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ORGANIZATION: Interchange Food Pantry

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Interchange Food Pantry serves its guests respectfully and connects them with the high-quality food they need with help from our outstanding volunteers. Volunteers help prepare the pantry hours before guests arrive, and when we're open to the public, volunteers help with greeting our guests, intake and assisting guests to select their food. Shifts on our days of operation and prep days are about three hours in length and can make the difference for Interchange and our guests. Our current weekly volunteer schedule is below:

  • Monday: 9 am to 12 pm (pantry set up)
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 1 pm (pantry set up)
  • Tuesday: 1 pm to 4 pm (guest shopping day)
  • Wednesday: 12 pm to 3 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)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen an increase in demand at the pantry, meaning our volunteers are helping an even greater number of people facing food insecurity.

Once you sign up to volunteer with us, we will email you and add you to our great list of volunteers to coordinate shifts!

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 AvenueMilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI 53202

(43.04607,-87.91206)
 

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
  • We ask volunteers to arrive on time and stay for the duration of each approx. 3 hour-long shift. There is no minimum commitment needed to volunteer with Interchange Food Pantry.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that volunteers are vaccinated and wear a mask.

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