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Food to the Rescue

Fall Break '22 Distribution

Volunteers are vital to the success of Food to the Rescue. We are in need of volunteers to donate their time to assist in delivering the food to the children's homes.  We also need groups for un-boxing, packing, and organizing the food bags to go out for delivery. If you have a group that would be interested in one of these jobs, please contact us at [email protected]

Job Description:

DELIVERY DRIVER- ~The MOST IMPORTANT JOB OF ALL! We currently serve 550 kids. That is over 45 routes all over Putnam Co (excluding Monterey, we do things differently up there) Each route has 3-5 homes which you will receive the address to deliver the food directly to the children. Don't worry, We will give you an instruction card before we send you out.

It is basically like a drive-thru. You will check in when you arrive, we will then load food boxes into your car and give you the addresses to where you'll deliver. We ask that you call or text the contact at the home to let them know you are on your way. A simple "Hi, I'm a volunteer with Food to the Rescue, and I'm on my way to your home to deliver food to your child."  The majority of our recipients have been on our program for a while and are used to having a volunteer deliver food to their home. Plus we've called and confirmed the address ahead of delivery unless otherwise noted.

Once you arrive to the home, as long as you feel comfortable with your surroundings , you will knock on the door and step back or return to your car. :)

Please consider helping, not only us, but a child that otherwise may not have food during the school break. Most of the recipients are EXTREMELY thankful, and it'll brighten your day to see the excitement on the Childs face when they receive their food! 

You will need a current background check. (If you've had one in the last year by another organization, church, work, etc, Please let us know. If not, we will run one for you, its a simple process, NO PAPERWORK!) We will also need a copy of your DL, and auto insurance. (If you've not given it to us before and there are no changes in your info)  Time from signing in, loading car and delivering food may take an hour to hour and half. MUST BE 18yrs+ to Drive. ALL AGES WELCOME TO RIDE ALONG!

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Location: Food to the Rescue warehouse
1227 N Washington Ave (back of building), Cookeville, TN 38501

Created by:   Food to the Rescue
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy CDT)

Prep for packing- un-boxing, break bananas, cardboard, etc

We need a few volunteers Wednesday morning to un-box the food to get ready for packing. Break bananas into groups, and break down cardboard

(Wed, 10:00am - 11:30am)

6 of 8 slots filled
Mike Porten (2)
Sally Vince
Erin Sherrill
Jaime Abbatemarco
Andre Thompson

Delivery of food to homes

Come anytime from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Must have current BG check, auto ins. (must be 18 years of age) email us if you need a background check

(Thu, 2:00pm - 4:00pm)

All slots filled
Sonya Mayuric
Teresa Dockery
Desa Nobles
Victoria Carmack
can help with more than 1 slot if I need to
Martha Williford (2)
My husband will help me We can always do two routes when needed
Kristy Kennen
Linda Moore will be with me. We can do more than one route.
Tiffany Kilgore Smith (2)
Dawn Smith
Stephen Bryant (2)
Elizabeth Bucher
Celeste Gammon
Marcia Reel
Cindy Hall
and Phil Hall
Tammy Hogan
Happy to take on another route if needed :)
DK Hall (2)
Central City Staff
Tanya Samples
Kendra Lee
will have someone to help deliver
Michelle Roberts
Partner with Angie Edgington
Melinda Leftwich
Kay Lane
just deliver not carry boxes
Libby Capps
I can deliver 2 routes if needed
Susan Ray
Laura Holloway
Janet Coonce
Linda Carlen
Heather Skender-Newton
large vehicle
Rachel Engelhardt
Erin Sherrill
Andre Thompson
Kristen Langdon
Laurin Wheaton

Help carry boxes to cars

help load the cars of delivery drivers with food boxes- a lot of lifting of boxes

(Thu, 1:45pm - 3:45pm)

5 of 6 slots filled
Danielle Johns
Kara Howard
Lynn Scuderi
i will help carry boxes
Chris McCaleb
Andre Thompson
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