What do volunteers do?
*We are extremely grateful for all our volunteers. It takes the teamwork of several people for our pantry to be open each week. Currently our pantry is a drive-through pantry. If you are interested in volunteering, you may be curious about what our volunteers do each week.
- 7:00-8:00: On this night, all the boxes are packed for the next night. We pack boxes & bags, into family size. 1-2, 3-5 and over 6. There are always instructions as to what to pack and a board member there to assist. If there are items that need to be shelved, this can also be done during this time.
- 4:30-5:00: Before the pantry opens, all our volunteers work together to ensure the pantry is ready for our families. This involves packing bags of refrigerated and frozen foods, putting out the milk on a cart, moving all packed boxes and cold foods outside to be ready for the drive through. If we have received any new items, and there is time, you would shelve items while waiting for the pantry to open.
- 5:00-6:00: During the time, the pantry is open, all our volunteers are stationed outside on the sidewalk. There is a need for people to put the packed boxes, the frozen and refrigerated items, any additional items we may have that week, into the cars. A Volunteer may be stationed also to watch to make sure we are running out of something needed, they will restock what is needed. This is particularly important for the frozen food and refrigerated foods.