Volunteer

Volunteering at the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry

New Volunteers are sought, greatly appreciated and welcomed to join our caring staff of about 60 people from more than 12 area churches. In an average week about 30 volunteers will work about 225 hours during our 3 distribution days. Some only work a few hours, while others work many shifts on several days. All are appreciated and all are very necessary to provide food to as many as 400 families every week. The pace of the work will vary, rarely very slow, usually quite busy. In a 4 hour shift a team of 10 to 14 volunteers will handle about 3,500 pounds of food. That’s almost 2 tons! At the end of your shift you will probably be tired; you surely will be very blessed and rewarded.

Please complete the form below to Volunteer

You will be added to our email list. Each week we update our staffing list for the following week. It shows weekly operations at the pantry, assigned volunteers and vacancies that need filling. You may then call or email to volunteer for one or several shifts.

MONDAY SERVING WEDNESDAY SERVING  

9:30 – 11:00 AM
Set-up

11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Serving

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Closing

11:00AM – 1:00 PM
Set-up

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Serving

4:00 – 5:00 PM
Closing

 
Volunteer Page

 New Volunteers,

Welcome, thank you for your interest in Bread for Life Community Food Pantry.  Bread for Life Community Food Pantry is a community food pantry serving our brothers and sisters who are in need of food. We serve with love and compassion to express the living word of Christ in our world today.  We are a non-profit 501c 3 corporation. Bread for Life is an equal opportunity provider.

Thank you for offering to help. First, we must ask if you are now or ever been a client or recipient at our pantry? To avoid the possibility or even the perception of favors, special privileges, priorities or any form of special treatment, we ask that clients/recipients do not volunteer at the pantry.

A good way to get a feel for what we do is to visit during our set-up before we start our actual distribution. Send us a reply email or simply stop in.

Normally we are open 3 days/week but due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are open to serve on:

Mondays from 11:00 – 2:00.         Wednesdays from 1:00 – 4:00

Volunteers usually start about an hour earlier to help unload our truck, sort food, and set-up the distribution counter. Please do not be late. Important, closed toes shoes are required, no flip flops, open-heeled or open sandals are allowed. Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

After your visit let us know what you think, Interested? As you will see, we work in really tight quarters; overstaffing can be as challenging as understaffing. We will review our staff schedules to find the perfect fit for all.

Staffing is handled by SignUpGenius and we will provide you with instructions so it is really important that you have regularly access your email account.

Thanks again, we look forward to meeting you.

Monique Raposa

Executive Director

 

PS. Please fill out our Volunteer Information Form

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