Thanks for your interest in volunteering with MEND! We are looking to fill several volunteer slots (and will be adding more as we go).
Harvest Day to Benefit MEND (20)
Join us in the fields at America's Grow-a-Row in Pittstown, NJ, to harvest fresh produce which we'll transport back to our food pantry network. All ages welcome. Must be able to work outside in heat, not mind bugs and dirt, and be able to bend/lift 40 lbs
Transport and Unload Harvested Produce (2)
Deliver Fresh Produce to Pantries (from Maplewood, NJ to pantry locations TBD) following U-Pick Harvest Days
Food Pantry Distribution
Assist during regularly scheduled food pantry distribution. Must be 13 years of age or older.
Pick up donated produce from Giving Garden, and transport it to a MEND food pantry. May need flexibility on timing, as pick up time depends on when GG volunteers complete morning harvest. Will coordinate directly on delivery location once slot filled.
Pantry Support - General (2)
Assist Food Pantry Volunteers with check-in, shelving, packing and distributing food, carrying bags for clients, etc.
Pantry Support - Unloading and Shelving (2)
Help Pantry Volunteers unload food and shelve it for future distributions. Must be able to lift/carry at least 40 pounds and bend/climb and descend stairs.