Family Values For Life-Weekly Food Distribution

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ORGANIZATION: Family Values For Life

Family Values For Life-Weekly Community Food Distribution

Individuals and families often turn to Family Values For Life in crisis and stay to build stability. Sudden issues like job or transportation loss or medical crises cause food and/or housing insecurity, which all weaken the stability of a household.

In addition to providing the community support during crisis and resource assistance, Family Values For Life offers basic needs (food and essential items) support. These services are designed to relieve immediate stress for low-income neighbors while also helping them build a more stable foundation for their future.

Age requirement: Volunteers under 18 must have a parent/guardian with them.

Dress Code: Due to safety concerns, all volunteers must wear close-toed shoes (no sandals or flip flops) and clothes appropriate to work in a warehouse environment.

Volunteer work Description:
Food receiving and Sorting-
Each delivery of foodneeds to be sorted before it can be distributed. Sorting involves checking for product quality, as well as categorizing items. Training provided.

Food Distribution-
Greet all customers and ensure they have a positive shopping experience. Effectively address customer questions, requests, and problem solve as needed. Keep all shelves organized, clean, well-stocked, and properly rotated. Assist food pantry staff by bagging bread, fresh produce, and other food items delivered. Help customers get items to their cars (we do have shopping carts).

Requirements: Ability to read labels, discern quality, and make decisions about categorization.

Some roles may require you to lift up to 50 lbs.

3 Shifts

  • morning / 08:15 AM to 11:15 AM
  • afternoon / 02:30 PM to 04:45 PM
  • evening / 05:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Family Values For Life

Location:

1280 Arcade St, St. Paul, MN 55106, US

Mission Statement

Family Values for Life works with families to help them chart a path out of crisis through spiritual empowerment, mental alertness, physical fitness, and financial stability. Together we build capacities for families to network and leverage resources within their community. Strong healthy families cultivate secure communities.

Description

Driven by our mission, Family Values for Life provides programs and services to build holistic family stability for the BIPOC families we serve.

Our target population is low-income single-parent families living in East Side neighborhoods of Saint Paul. 70-80% of the families we serve are low-income. 90% of Family Values for Life program participants are people of color and 80% of regular participants are African American. 70% of our families are headed by single moms.

Family Values for Life is a multi-program human service agency helping families move from crisis to stability by addressing four "pillars" of wellbeing: spiritual, mental, physical, and financial.

Integrated programs reach more than 5,000 people per year and include crisis financial assistance, food shelf and basic needs support, skill-building workshops for single parents, grief and trauma support, family coaching and case management, community referrals, after-school family meals and homework help, targeted reading support for elementary students, mentoring, and summer camps.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Hunger
Children & Youth, Community, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

1280 Arcade StSt. Paul, MN 55106

(44.97985,-93.06531)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Transactions
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • We would love to have ongoing weekly support. May commit to a full day per week or a couple hours per week. You may also choose to join us for one distribution. Every hand of help matters.

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