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 and 1 shelving day. 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org 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||FRIDAY SERVING|
| 9:30 – 10:30 AM Set-up10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Serving
1:30 – 2:00 PM Clean-up
| 11:00AM – 1:00 PM Set-up1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Serving
5:00 – 5:30 PM Clean-up
|9:30 – 10:30 AM Set-up10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Serving
1:30 – 2:00 PM Clean-up
Thanks for your interest in volunteering at Bread for Life. Are you now or have you ever been a Client/Recipient at our pantry? To avoid the possibility or even the perception of favors, special privileges, priorities or any form of special treatment, Bread for Life asks that Clients/Recipients do not volunteer at the pantry.
We are open to serve on Mondays and Fridays from 10:30 AM-1:30PM and on Wednesdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Volunteers start earlier to prep and assemble the day’s food. We also pick-up and shelve food on Tuesday afternoons.
Most shifts require about 10-12 people, except during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of the month when we also distribute USDA TEFAP food which generally requires at least 12 volunteers. The first “prep” hour before we open is the busiest.
A good way to get a feel for what we do is to visit during a distribution. Send us a reply email or simply just come. After your visit, please let us know what you think. If you like, we will add you to our email list. It shows our current staffing and when we need volunteers to fill open spots. We try to have no more than 2 new volunteers (preferably 1) on any given shift. As you will see our pantry is pretty full when we start and quite empty when we finish.
We look forward to meeting you.
PS. Please fill out our Volunteer Information Form