Mobile Food Pantry
Provided every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month by the Weld County Food Bank.
The mobile food pantry is a great way to get involved in volunteering for two great organizations at once, the Weld Food Bank and the Immigrant and Refugee Center! Meeting twice a month for three hours each, this volunteer opportunity focuses on helping our food insecure clients have access to health options for their whole family. Each time we gather, about 15 volunteers are able to serve close to 200 families with an assortment of vegetables, fruits, refreshments, breads, and sometimes an array of meats or other entrees too.
Where to meet:
917 10th Ave, Greeley, CO 80631
As we use the parking lot to hand out the food, please be sure not to park in the lot if you are a volunteer.
What to Expact when I volunteer
Volunteering with the mobile food pantry is not very difficult, and you'll be a pro by the time your first shift is finished. On the day of the food pantry, we ask that volunteers meet together at the church by 9:00am (please don't park in the parking lot where we will be doing the food truck!). Once we meet, we will all get to know each other and assign roles depending upon how many unique food items the food pantry is bringing that day. For example, if there are 10 unique items, we will assign one person per item and have the other five volunteers be on family-helper duties, restocking, or sign-in.
Handing out items is just what it sounds like: counting out how many items each person gets and bagging those items for people to take.
Family helpers help people carry their food down the line and to their cars.
Restockers keep an eye on how the baggers are doing on which items they are low on.
And sign-in volunteers call out the number of the recipient to come through the line and receive the goods.
Not too difficult! We hope we can get your help at the next one!