Food Pantry Helpers

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ORGANIZATION: MADISON EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

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Looking for a couple of people to join us at the Food Pantry in Madison County as a volunteer. Easy and rewarding work. Volunteers needed each weekday for the 3-4 hour shift. Key is the ability to be able to commit on a weekly basis (understood there will be occasional things that come up). Work involves greeting clients, helping them fill out a shopping list if needed, selecting grocery items that they have requested, helping them with their shopping bags, unpacking boxes of groceries and putting on shelves or in the cooler. Should be friendly, compassionate, outgoing, and helpful and be able to stand on your feet for the time shift specified. Mainly workers to unload and sort boxes of donations. Great environment and extremely fulfilling. Volunteers can choose to work one shift per week or multiple shifts per week. We are flexible and appreciate all those that are willing to help out.

1 Shift

  • morning / 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM
    The actual shift is 9:30-1:15
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About MADISON EMERGENCY SERVICES ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED

Location:

927 ORANGE RD, PRATTS, VA 22731, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to be a resource for our Madison County neighbors in need. We hope to build the community by empowering our neighbors. We organize our work around the principles of community, compassion, dependability, dignity, empathy, responsiveness and servanthood.

Description

Established in 1982, MESA has served the community for 40 years by providing reliable safety-net services to countless numbers of neighbors and friends.

For 2022, MESA’s food pantry provided free food to over 500 people each month. Nine percent (9%) of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Madison County live below the poverty line - and a larger percentage are "working poor."

MESA fights food insecurity through its Food Program, working collaboratively in partnership with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB), local grocery stores, area churches, farmers, and the general community at large. In 2022, our grocery store partners donated 308,656 pounds of food. In addition, weekly food donations from churches, individuals, local groups, and several food drives resulted in the pantry receiving an additional 81,956 pounds of food items.

The pantry also provides personal hygiene items for infants, toddlers, and adults. An annual hygiene drive by several of our partners provided over 1,500 pounds of products to MESA’s pantry. Other food and hygiene drives were conducted during the year by community members, the U.S. Post Office, local schools and businesses, and other community groups. Bag lunches were offered to school-aged children who normally received free breakfast and lunch at school.

In 2022, MESA’s Food Program served 6,315 individuals and 2,453 households.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Emergency & Safety
Hunger
Community, Emergency & Safety, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

927 Orange Rd.Madison, VA 22727

(38.34525,-78.26555)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 hours once a week - more shifts available if desired.
  • friendly, compassionate, outgoing, reliable

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