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Pack Food for our Just Eats Grocery Box Program

Duration

3 - 4+ hrs

Directions

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How Often Is This Offered?

Daily

Age Range

  • 3rd - 5th
  • 6th - 8th
  • High School

Help Required

Adult

Description

Volunteers are needed to help pack boxes of produce & dry goods in an assembly-line style as part of our Just Eats Grocery Box Program. These grocery boxes are distributed to Food Pantries, Housing Sites, Schools in different parts of MA.

What's Needed To Complete

Transportation to packing site, and ability to follow easy instructions.

Special Requirements

Ability to lift 30 pound boxes.

How It Makes A Difference

Our Just Eats Grocery Box Program provides healthy food to over 3,000 Boston area families and individuals each week! As an ever-evolving program, Just Eats is always striving to better understand how to serve community groups in addressing and meeting their needs. Now requiring over 65 volunteers each week to help pack boxes, the Just Eats program volunteers have packed over 78,260 boxes full of nutritious food for distribution to communities in the Greater Boston area since February 2021.

Where to Serve

In-Person/On Site

Instructions

Please complete and submit https://foodforfree.org/volunteer/the volunteer form. Let us know that you found this service activity through Create the Change® ® ® ®. Onboarding occurs within a month of filling out the volunteer form on the Food For Free website. Our Volunteer Manager will reach out to schedule an orientation call after reviewing your application and looking at our program needs.  All volunteers must go through this mandatory -onboarding call before volunteering in person. You will receive the rest of your volunteer training on-site at the program. .

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