Food Pantry Needs Volunteers for Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, May 14, 2016

 

The Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry supporters and volunteers are once again looking forward to the annual Stamp Out Hunger Postal Food Drive. It is being held on Saturday, May 14th in the gym at the Americal Civic Center.

The Pantry has a variety of needs and shifts available for volunteers and looks forward to the community’s help in making this another successful event.

On May 14, from 2-5 pm, the Pantry welcomes volunteers to work one hour shifts during this time and will need people to unload the Mail Trucks when they arrive, others to sort the received donations and bring them to the labeled tables and counters who will estimate the weight of the food received. In addition, transporters are needed to help bring the food down to the Pantry and also some volunteers to help at 5 pm to clean up the gym at the end of the event.

While it is hard to estimate how many donations will be coming in at any given time, the Pantry volunteer group strives to be well-staffed in order to keep things running smoothly and truly appreciates the town’s willingness to help along with an understanding of possible periods of downtime.

Please let the Pantry know what activity (unload, sort, counter, transport or clean-up) and the time slot you are interested in so that they know where to place each person on the schedule. Also, please include a second time slot you would be willing to volunteer for in case the original request is already filled. The Pantry staff will confirm your assignment via email once the master schedule is completed. Please respond to wifp.volunteer@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance for your help and support!

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