Volunteer Day: 8/6/19 6pm-8:30pm
Loaves and Fishes is a local non-profit organization with the mission of providing food and care to our neighbors seeking assistance in the Charlottesville area. As the largest agency of the local Food Bank, in 2017 the Pantry provided 59,000 people (over 14,000 households) with meals. Charlottesville’s food insecurity rate is 16.9%, with 38% of those they serve being children under the age of 18. Malnutrition affects students’ academic performance which in turn affects career paths and the greater community as a whole. Organizations such as Loaves and Fishes provide increased security to the men, women, children, elderly, and disabled members of our community in need; which is why we have chosen it as our non-profit of the month to volunteer for and support. (https://cvilleloaves.org)
Our volunteer event will be held on Tuesday August 6, at 6:00-8:30 pm, please arrive promptly for your shift to allow a few extra minutes to park, sign in at one of the kiosks, and create a name badge. Jobs that volunteers will be assigned to all require minimal strenuous activity and can be done by participants of all ages. Volunteers ages 8-11 must be accompanied by an adult and children ages 12 and over may volunteer on their own. For safety reasons, closed-toe shoes are a requirement. Most volunteers will be Client Guides, which escort clients of the Pantry through the distribution center, help them choose their groceries, and load them into their carts. Others will be Station Attendants, your duties will include distributing various food items found throughout the pantry in your area and keeping it stocked for clients to pick from.
If you are unable to participate in our volunteer event Loaves and Fishes is always accepting donations in the form of money or groceries, which you can find on their website https://cvilleloaves.org . Some of the largest donors for Loaves and Fishes are Sam’s Club, Costco, Wegmans, Society of St. Andrew, Kroger on Rio Hill, Crown Orchards, and many more.
Location: 8978, 2050 Lambs Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Date: August 6, 2019
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Written/Organized By Tori Carter-Johnston