Mesa Familiar de Corvallis Family Table
Mesa Familiar de Corvallis Family Table is an all volunteer run program that involves preparing and serving hot meals to go to families in need. Right now we prepare meals at the First United Methodist Church kitchen on the 4th Wednesdays and we distribute the following day (4th Thursday) at the Tunison Community Center. We hope to be offering twice a month in the near future.
Volunteer job descriptions:
Kitchen Lead: This volunteer has great kitchen confidence and is able to create (with approval) or use an existing meal plan to guide the kitchen volunteers to prepare a meal to be distributed 150 folks the following day.
Kitchen Prep Cooks: There are positions for prep cooks on both the Wednesday and Thursday of the distribution week. These positions are two to three hours long and can involve anything such as washing, chopping, mixing and cooking foods as well as all kitchen cleaning. The Kitchen Manager will find a suitable task for you when you arrive to the First United Methodist Church Kitchen. You do not need to carry a food handlers card, but is a plus. You can get one online at: http://www.orfoodhandlers.com/eMain.aspx?State=OREGON
Sign and Supply Transporter/Room Set-up (vehicle needed): This 2 hours or less job involves transporting our large signs from the First United Methodist Church Kitchen to the Tunison Community Center around 1pm on the day of distribution (4th Thursday). One sign is placed on Northwest Corner of Highway 99 and Tunison Ave. and the other right outside of the Tunison Community Center, on the sidewalk of Tunison Ave. Depending on what can be transported at the time, this volunteer will be asked to transfer some dry goods and drop them off at the Tunison Community Room. The volunteer will call Parks and Recreation office (541) 766-6918 for the Tunison Code. They will set up tables and set out pantry items.
Food Deliverer: This volunteer starts its one hour shift at the First United Methodist Church kitchen at between 3:15 and 3:30pm. They are responsible for moving the temperature controlled food containers to the Tunison Community Center. The food needs to arrive to the Tunison Community Center between 3:45 and 4pm. Volunteers will be at the Tunison Center to help unload.
Line Servers: These volunteers show up around 3:45 pm on the day of distribution (4th Thursday) to unload vehicles, set up the room and service stations, and help organize a free resource table. Once we are ready to serve (around 4:30 pm) each line server is assigned a station where they are responsible for distributing a portion of food for each meal. You do not need to carry a food handlers card, but is a plus. You can get one online at: http://www.orfoodhandlers.com/eMain.aspx?State=OREGON
Line servers are also responsible for cleaning up and packing vehicles.
Free Resource Table Volunteer: As a member of Linn Benton Food Share we are able to purchase food and other pantry needs at discounted prices. When funds are available and prices are good we are able distribute these much needed resources to families in need. A volunteer staffs the table and after folks get their meals packed, the volunteer will help them get their allotted "extras". Spanish isn't necessary to staff this table but it is helpful.
Greeter: This volunteer is responsible for greeting folks as they arrive to the Tunison Center, and tell them what is on the menu. The Greeter is also responsible for asking the guest how many meals they are picking up for, how many of those will be for adult and how many for children. This information is to be recorded and given to Sara Power for record keeping. Sometimes we collect surveys and email addresses, and the Greeter would be responsible for these tasks as well.
Return Supply Transporter (vehicle needed): This 1 hour or less job involves transporting our large signs, left over food and all our services equipment from the Tunison Neighborhood back to the First United Methodist Church Kitchen. The volunteer is expected to arrive to start packing up around 5:15pm. Service volunteers will help the transport volunteer pack-up. The volunteer will drive the loaded vehicle back to the First United Methodist Church and unload the food, supplies and equipment to be sorted, recycled and/or cleaned.
Clean-up: Clean-up volunteers are needed for about 1 -1.5 hours and they are needed to come to the First United Methodist Church, and at the church wash all dishes and equipment used and return all equipment to its proper place in the kitchen.
5:30pm - 6:15pm PDT
Tunison to 1st United Methodist Church
|| Rebecka Weinsteiger