Napa Valley CanDo
CONCERNED ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY IN NAPA? HATE WASTED FOOD?
Here's a fun and easy 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 welcome teens and families with children! Here's how to sign up.
1. FIRST, CHOOSE YOUR DATE. We collect donations every Saturday, year-round. The Market runs from 8:30-1:00 and is held at 195 Gasser Dr., Napa, CA.
2. NEXT, CHOOSE YOUR SHIFT: regular, or short
The Regular Shift
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.
12:30-1:00 We take a break.
1:00 We collect the full bins and load them into our cars. PLEASE NOTE: From around 12:50-1:15, representatives from a couple of local nonprofits (NEWS women's shelter, ABODE homeless shelter) may come and meet you to and select what they can use for their clients.
1:20ish We drive the full bins to the Food Bank warehouse on Industrial Way in north Napa, where a Food Bank employee helps unload them.
1:45 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.
The Short Shift
Step 2 above is easy and can be done by one person if necessary. So if you want to come later, and just help with steps 4 and 5 (1:00-1:45), that’s fine. When you sign up, you’ll select the shift you prefer.
3. 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, and I’ll be very grateful!
Please choose this slot if you've never done this before, or you’re not ready to take a lead role.
4. 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