Volunteering at the Bread for Life Community Food Pantry
Come volunteer with us; it’s meaningful and purposeful. New Volunteers are greatly appreciated and welcomed to join our caring staff of about 60 people; more than 12 area churches are represented. On an average day about 15 volunteers are needed. Some only work a few hours. Other volunteers work many shifts over several days. All are appreciated and all are very necessary to provide food to as many as 225 families every week. The pace of the work will vary, rarely very slow, usually quite busy. In a 4 hour shift a team of about 15 volunteers will repackage food and monitor food displays as the clients shop. This is a client oriented style of food pantry where the client chooses what foods they and their family prefer. Do you prefer working behind the scenes? There’s a place for you. Each Tuesday and Thursday the facility needs to be cleaned. Also there is a need for drivers/riders to collect food during the week using our large-size panel truck. Unloading USDA food on the first Tuesday of each month is also a behind the scenes way of volunteering
You surely will be blessed and rewarded for assisting other people with their food needs.
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-up11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
2:00 – 2:30 PM
|11:00AM – 1:00 PM
Set-up1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
4:00 – 4:30 PM
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.
We are open 2 days/week to serve on Mondays and Wednesdays. We are closed on National holidays.
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 an online service called SignUpGenius. We will provide you with instructions; it is important that you regularly access your email account.
Thanks again, we look forward to meeting you.
PS. Please fill out our Volunteer Information Form