ICS Food Bank is essential for many!
The ICS NW Food Bank is an essential need for hundreds of families in our community, especially at this time. We are practicing the CDC guidelines for safe social distancing by directly loading food into clients cars when they drive up. Clients will not leave their cars and will not enter the food bank building.
We are scheduling volunteers 6 mornings a week plus Tuesday evenings. We welcome one-time volunteers to sign up. To maximize safety for all, we require volunteers to sign up for either M-T-W slots OR Th-F-Sat slots. This is an either/or requirement. For instance, if you choose a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, we want to you continue to select one or more of those same 3 days going forward indefinitely and NOT to also select a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. Please choose only the beginning or end of each week until we change this requirement. We are doing this to maximize health and safety for all the volunteers and staff. This requirement will help ensure that we can continue to operate smoothly to help those in need among us. Thank you for adhering to this requirement.
If you have to cancel your sign up for any reason please do so on the same sign up. If you have to cancel 5 days or less before your scheduled slot, please also call Curt at 526-9319 and leave a message with the details of which slot you cannot complete. This helps us ensure all the needed volunteers are provided.
Volunteers sort food, load food into carts inside the Food Bank, push carts outside and load the food into the trunks of the waiting cars. The sign up lists available dates, times and job types available for sign up. Please sign up one name per available slot and come to help only if you are signed up. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We limit the number of volunteers to provide for adequate social distancing.
A few reminders and updates:
1. If you have a protective mask and gloves at home and can bring them to wear, please do so, however, gloves and masks may be available at the Food Bank.
2. Parking is available along the north side of the lot outside the food bank. It is marked accordingly.
3. Consider bringing a can of food when you come for your shift.
Sign up below by clicking the date you can volunteer. If your plans change and you are not able to fulfill your committment to volunteer, please return to the Sign Up Genius link in your email and delete your signup as far ahead of time as possible. Also please call Curt at 526-9319 if it 5 days or less before your shift and you have to cancel.
We appreciate you and your efforts to help while also safeguarding your health and wellness and that of our community. Thank you! Our community is stronger when we can all do a little bit to help.