What Should I Expect when I Volunteer?
Volunteer hours are from 9am-2pm, Monday through Friday.
We ask volunteers to arrive promptly by 9am. You will assist with some light meal prep (cutting vegetables, bagging loose produce, etc.) and cleaning (wiping trays/tables, sweeping/mopping, etc.) You may be asked to help in our pantry cellar, assisting with deliveries or organization of stock.
All volunteers are welcome to eat lunch before we open our doors to our guests for lunch.
Food service starts at 11am, and ends at 12pm. After lunch, our dining room transitions into a food pantry, opening at 12:30pm for an hour (until 1:30pm.)
In the pantry, volunteers will help customers pick out groceries according to their family size. After 1:30pm, there is some light cleaning, with the day ending at 2pm.
What do I need to bring?
You don't need to bring anything with you. We provide aprons, hairnets, and gloves for all our volunteers. Wearing head coverings (hairnets, hats, etc.) is required by law, and will be strictly enforced. A baseball cap is an acceptable substitute for a hairnet and can be word in place of one.
What should I wear?
We ask that you please dress modestly and comfortably as you will be on your feet most of the day. Because of the health code, no open toed/open heeled sandals are allowed (i.e. no flip flops, etc.) You will be sent home. If you're questioning if a specific type of sandal is inappropriate, it most likely is.