We appreciate so much everyone’s willingness to help with donations to our efforts to eliminate hunger in our community. We are supporting several projects, and as such we hope we will have lots of food donations coming in.
We need volunteers on Sunday evening or Monday morning to move donations to the proper location. Lots of items appear over the weekend in our red wagons which need to find their proper homes. All food should be moved to the old pantry, Room 213, across the lobby from Sanctuary B. Instructions for sorting the food are posted on the cupboards and cupboard doors are labeled. With donations coming in through Amazon and other sources during the week, we have also added a shelf stocker slot mid-week.
We also need a volunteer to stock the Little Pantry outside the lower doors of OBIC mid-week. This has been emptying fast. We have increased the number of times it is stocked during the week. There is a cabinet in the pantry [rm 213] labeled "Little Pantry" where items for this can be found. If it is empty, poke around other cabinets to find appropriate items and/or check with the office staff to see if there's any other food stashed elsewhere.
We need a volunteer [or a 2-person team] to inventory what has been donated for the Cradlerock and Talbott Springs programs. This needs to be done on the Thursday or Friday before the 2nd Sunday of each month when the RE classes take turns packing the bags for these programs. Email Robin at [email protected] for the list of what is needed as it changes from month to month.
Once the inventory is done, someone needs to shop for the missing items on Friday or Saturday. This can sometimes be easier with a team of two, each pushing a cart. Shoppers can be reimbursed, or there is sometimes scrip cards that have been donated; contact Robin for details.
Likewise we need a volunteer or two to deliver the finished food bags to the schools on the Monday or Tuesday after the 2nd Sunday.
Note: Dates listed below are mostly for Sundays. Please note when in the week the job needs to be done. Thanks.