Projects tagged with "HOMELESSNESS"

Help Deliver Essential Items for Grandmas House of Hope

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Orange County Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) has been activated to support immediate volunteer needs, including hands-on and virtual opportunities during this disaster. URGENT NEED-DRIVERS Deliver Food Bags to Low-Income families in the Nanas Kidz program. Grandma's House of Hope delivers over 40,000 meals each month to more than 3,000 hungry children effect by the COVID-19 crisis. Due to COVID-19 Grandma's House of Hope is in need of volunteer DRIVERS to help transport the food bags for their Nana's Kidz program. They are looking for Drivers - 26 and older with valid Driver?۪s license and proof of insurance. Current Needs: Distribution locations are at schools in Tustin Unified. This volunteer opportunity would require you to have your own vehicle to drive and be able to transport 150 to 200 Nanas Kidz food bags. Sample size cars used in the past; sedan or small SUV. Other vehicles will be considered. (CDC recommended precautions will be followed throughout the process - Masks must be worn at all times. This is a Pick up and Distribute opportunity. The school has a Drive through set up - Volunteers ask the driver how many kids in the family (no more than 4 per car) and bags are placed in the car's trunk. - Volunteer time needed approx 4 hours. 2 - 3 people work best. Weekly on Wednesday Pick up at 8:30 am for 9 :00 am distribution. Pick up 200 bags at GHH Garden Grove Donation Center. Distribute at: 1402 Sycamore Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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Help Sort and Prep Food Items for Heart of Compassion Distribution

Volunteers are needed to assist with their weekly food distribution, including registration, loading carts, loading vehicles, or traffic control and volunteers to load shopping carts and vehicles with groceries.. Volunteers must be at least 13 yrs old for food distribution. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes for working in the warehouse, wear modest clothing, wear a mask and gloves (gloves are provided if needed), allow staff to check their temperature upon arrival, check in and out with the office every day they volunteer, be willing to stand for long periods of time, and let the office know if they cannot attend their scheduled shift. They recommend wearing a hat, sunscreen, and tennis shoes because distributions take place outdoors.
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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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Distribute Bags of Food with St. James Episcopal Church

Thursday Food Pantry continues to distribute about 140 bags of food to people from the neighborhood around St. James. About three-quarters of the bags contain groceries and supplies for people living with a kitchen, and the other one-quarter contain ready-to-eat single-serving foods for people who do not have access to a kitchen (mostly people experiencing homelessness). Volunteers come in on Wednesday, generally from 7:45 to 9:45 a.m., to prepare the bags. A team of volunteers then distributes the bags on Thursday mornings beginning at 8 a.m.
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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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Deliver Food Bags to Low Income Nana’s Kidz

Grandmas House of Hope has been very busy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been handing out food on behalf of their Nanas Kidz Families program, and they need drivers.This volunteer would need to be able to drive their own vehicle thats able to hold 200 Nana's Kidz bags (SUV or small truck works best), and be 26 years or older. They reccomend workiking with 1 - 2 people. This opportunity is weekly on Thursday between 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Drop off only. Pick up 200 bags at GHH Garden Grove Donation Center and drop off 950 W Highland St, Santa Ana, CA 92703

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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Serve Breakfast to the Homeless with Lucky Duck Foundation

The Lucky Duck Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of San Diego County?۪s homeless. There are 4,000+ unsheltered homeless individuals on the streets with scarce access to food and water. This initiative provides food and water to outreach workers who distribute it to unsheltered individuals to provide nourishment and water and to ultimately help end their homelessness. Help sort and load boxes into a ??pick-up ready?۝ configuration and then load meals into service providers' vehicles. Volunteers typically spend their time moving boxes that weigh about 20 lbs at distances of 5-20 feet (between the pallets and the vehicles). Age and Waiver Requirements: All volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please contact Will Shea at willard92@icloud.com for more information. Click here to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lucky-duck-food-water-volunteer-event-chula-vista-tickets-117875598087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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Volunteer at the Friday Soup Kitchen with St. James Episcopal Church

Friday Soup Kitchen happens every Friday beginning at around 3:30pm until 5:00pm. Volunteers have re-organized the cooking and the distribution of meals in order to comply with safe practices, limiting volunteers to a minimum and requiring safe distancing, masks, gloves, and frequent hand washing. But the meal service continues nonetheless and has remained popular with our unhoused neighbors Volunteers distribute between 70 and 100 home-cooked meals every week.
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Bag and Sort Food with First AME Church

The Food Pantry Program at First AME Church of Los Angeles is a project of the Sarah Allen Women?۪s Missionary Society to provide low income families with groceries on the fourth Saturday of each month. This includes van deliveries to the homebound and disabled senior clients requesting aid as well as walkup clients from the community. Volunteers are needed to bag canned and nonperishable food items and bag Produce and Met for walkup and home delivery clients. Five volunteers are needed maximum per month. Arrival time is 7:00am to help with the bagging of groceries and produce for the home deliveries. Volunteers are also needed for the walk up clients; food will distributed promptly at 9:00am. COVID19 Requirements: Due to the current pandemic, they are only seeking volunteers within the following parameters: Volunteers who are healthy and showing no signs of illness. Volunteers who are not members of high-risk groups for COVID-19 (high risk groups include those 60+, with underlying health conditions, or who are pregnant).Volunteers age 18 or older. Must wear gloves (and masks preferred) while serving clients and handling grocery items. (Gloves will be provided onsite if volunteer does not have any).
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Assist Unsheltered Population with Accessing Mobile Showers with St. James Episcopal Church

At St. James Episcopal Church, assist our unsheltered population in Mid-City with accessing mobile shower stations provided by Shower of Hope, grab & go meals, and donated clothing. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are seeking sanitation, meals, and clothing. Your efforts will help provide them with these necessities. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Cleaning: Setting up chairs, sanitizing/wiping them down, picking up trash, cleaning the area. Hallway attendant/monitors bathrooms: Make sure that the area will be secure due to the donation room & kitchen. Hand out ready-made meals. Select clothing from the donation closet in the Church. At the End/Breakdown: throw away the garbage & taking them to the dumpster. If anyone uses the kitchen, wipe down the area & bathroom. Requirements: Volunteers will social distance by keeping 6ft from each other. All personal protective equipment, sanitation, and sanitizing materials are provided. Parking: St. James lot, on St. Andrews. Do not park on the street. For more info: laworks.com/opportunity/a0C3l00000kAgQEEA0
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Help Distribute Thanksgiving Meals with Heart of Compassion Distribution

With the joyous season of holidays upon us, Heart of Compassion knows there are many families in need who need a helping hand in these difficult times. They will be hosting a Thanksgiving Turkey & Food Drive Giveaway to help more than 1,000 families put a nice Thanksgiving meal on their table this year. This event will include live music, djs, and many giveaways. This will be a drive-thru event, due to COVID precautions. Recipients will be able to stay in their vehicles and drive through the parking lot and volunteers will help load groceries and Thanksgiving fixings into waiting vehicles. As this will be a much larger event than their weekly public food distributions, they will need many more volunteers than other events they host. Feel free to invite friends and family members to join as volunteers! Due to safety concerns, they require volunteers to be at least 13 years old (and accompanied by an adult if they are minors.)

Help the Hungry Find Food with Online Reseach with Food Oasis

Help the hungry find food by calling, emailing, and researching food pantries and soup kitchens for Food Oasis. Food Oasis is a website created by Hack for LA that aims to make it easy for people to both access and donate food, closing the food redistribution loop. This virtual volunteer opportunity occurs via Zoom. It starts off with a training where you'll learn about food insecurity and also how to gather the needed information. After that, you'll all spend an hour doing independent research. Finally, all volunteers will regroup to discuss. In the following week after the session, you are expected to follow up with any organizations you didn't catch. Weekdays are usually good. Los Angeles county has the largest number of food insecure people in the nation and yet wastes over one million tons of food a year! Your research will put mechanisms in place to stop that. REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to follow up with any non-responsive organizations throughout the following week.
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Help Sort Food Donations with LA Community Fridges

Veggie Mijas LA Chapter aims to center womxn, non binary, femmes and trans folks of color. Focusing on environmentaljustice, social inequalities, and building solidarity for all. Centering food accessibility for lower income communities. They will be gathering volunteers every weekend at 11AM to help sort with donations, stocking, and cleaning. If you?۪re interested, contact them on instagram so they can send you the volunteer form. Instagram: Alejandra - @laveganaenojona or Melina - @mellyyt_ Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-community-fridges-tickets-115828023737?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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Share your Photography Skills with Acts of Compassion

Photographer, needed for their Thanksgiving Brunch for the homeless population in underserved communities. They are looking for photographer's to take pictures of their event. CDC, social distancing guidelines will be in-forced, thank you in advance

Share your Baking Skills with Acts of Compassion

Bakers needed for their Thanksgiving Brunch, for the homeless community. They are looking for Volunteers to bake a cake or two or Cupcakes for their event. This would mean so much to their homeless Community. So if you think this maybe something you might be interested in, they would love to have you. CDC social distancing guidelines will be in forced.

Pack and Deliver Food to Shut-Ins with Long Beach Community Table

Help feed our neighbors in need! Join a team of 25-30 volunteers to fill grocery bags with fresh produce and nutritious food, then deliver to 6-8 addresses with a single Zip Code or area. The more people they have to help, the faster and easier it goes! Each week, the Homebound Team serves nearly 300 households including 900+ seniors, immune-compromised residents, and financially distressed families throughout the greater Long Beach/Lakewood area, without the means to shop for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing procedures observed; bring your own mask and wear sturdy shoes. A brief orientation, gloves and sanitation stations provided. This opportunity is ongoing every Sunday evening. Must be at least 14. Vehicle required for deliveries, or just come to help pack and clean up.
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Donate Childrens Books for the Holidays

Donate childrens books for Union Rescue Missions Holiday Book drive this holiday season! They are looking to collect books with diverse characters and holidays to represent this winter, and you could be a huge help! Interested in helping out? Email inkinddonations@unionstationhs.org to get involved!
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