Napa Valley CanDo
CONCERNED ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY IN NAPA? HATE WASTED FOOD?
Here's a fun, easy and effective way to do something about it.
Every Saturday, Napa Valley CanDo volunteers collect donations of fresh produce from Farmers' Market vendors and take them to the Food Bank warehouse for distribution to our neighbors in need. We also provide fresh produce to the South Napa Homeless Shelter.
Here's what we do:
12:15 We meet up near the Farmers’ Market Information Table. Look for the volunteers wearing bright yellow safety vests with the Napa Valley CanDo logo on the back.
12:20 We walk around distributing empty bins to those vendors who want to participate that day.
12:30-12:50-ish We take a break: shop, eat, visit with friends.
12:50 We collect the full bins and load them into our cars (we may need to use your car too). We also fill two boxes with fruit and veggies for the Homeless Shelter.
1:15-ish We drive the full bins to the Food Bank warehouse at 1766 Industrial Way in north Napa, where a Food Bank employee helps unload the donations. On the way, one of us drops off the two boxes at the Homeless Shelter (it's next to the Farmers Market on Hartle Court.)
1:45-ish You’ll be on your way home, knowing that your actions helped those in need, and you kept good, healthy food out of the landfill.
We welcome teens and families with children!
HERE'S HOW TO SIGN UP
1. FIRST, CHOOSE YOUR DATE FROM THE LIST OF AVAILABLE SLOTS BELOW. We collect donations every Saturday, year-round. The Market runs from 8:30-1:00 and is held at 195 Gasser Dr., Napa, CA, near the Cinemark Theater.
2. THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS; select one.
If you've done this before and you're comfortable doing it on your own (with another volunteer or two, who may be new to the project), please choose this slot. I’m make sure you get everything you need.
Please choose this slot if you've never done this before, or you’re not yet ready to take a lead role.
3. YOU'RE DONE!
Questions? Email Karen at [email protected] any time!
THANKS FOR HELPING WITH NAPA VALLEY CanDo's FARM T0 FOOD BANK PROJECT.
195 Gasser Dr, Napa, CA 94559