Projects tagged with "POVERTY"

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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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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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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Help Sort and Prep Food Items for Heart of Compassion Distribution

Volunteers are responsible for safely handling food products, such as fruits and vegetables, as they bag and prepare it for their public distributions. Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs old to work in the warehouse. 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.
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Serve Food and Love with Project Angel Food

Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day. Project Angel Food cooks and delivers over 600,000 nutritious meals each year, free of charge, to the homes of men, women, and children affected by life-threatening illnesses. Due to Los Angeles County safety guidelines, their highly anticipated Angel Awards Gala will pivot to a virtual event centering on a Gala highlight??their renowned Silent Auction! The auction will go live on Monday, November 9th and end on Sunday, November 22nd. They hope you participate in this first-ever online version of their much anticipated auction! For more information call here 323-845-1800 Ext 245 and to sign up click here: https://www.angelfood.org/event/angel-auction-2020/?instance_id=1759

Donate Thanksgiving Wishlist Items to Alexandria House

Alexandria House would be grateful to receive food items for their Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. You can either purchase the items and drop off at their office or purchase them directly from their online wish list. This year, they are prioritizing grocery store gift cards for ease of distribution. Click this link to see their wishlist: https://www.alexandriahouse.org/food_drive. Click here for their online registry: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/giftgiver?registryId=19787b27aefb4dfb9a8245c0493f4dcc&lnk=registry_custom_url. Please contact alejandra@alexandriahouse.org for more information. Thank you so much for your support!

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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Food Prep for Those in Need

Interested in food prep, meal service, and meal packing? These volunteer shifts are an integral part of maintaining an efficient and successful kitchen and meal program.Union Rescue Mission are looking for Volunteers to help our staff prepare meals at their Family Center (825 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104) and Adult Center (412 S.Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105).Please note that there is an age requirement for volunteering in the kitchen. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed in the kitchen at any time. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old with a chaperone, 16 to volunteer without. We ask that you please wear closed toed shoes and long pants for your safety and protection. If interested or if you have any further questions, please email us at volunteer@unionstaionhs.org to check availability. **Volunteers will be required to wear a surgical grade mask or higher (not cloth). If you do not have a surgical mask, Union Station Homeless Services will be able to provide you one upon arrival to your volunteer shift.

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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Volunteer at the Tuesday Soup Kitchen with St. James Episcopal Church

Tuesday Soup Kitchen takes place beginning at noon on Tuesdays. Food is prepared in off-site kitchens and delivered to St. James. Volunteers package the meals at St. James for distribution. The number of volunteers remains limited in order to ensure safe practices. Volunteers have the capacity to distribute 50-100 meals every Tuesday.
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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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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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Help at No-Contact Distribution of Food to immune-Compromised Folks at the Altadena Farmers’ Market

Volunteers are needed to help with a no-contact distribution of food to their customers and low-income senior free box recipients. Their goal is to make healthy food accessible in the food desert of West Altadena. Many of their customers are immune-compromised and don't feel comfortable shopping in conventional grocery stores. The market offers a safe alternative for purchasing fresh produce. Additionally, they offer 30 free produce boxes weekly to low-income seniors and EBT recipients who can't use their CalFresh cards at the market. Volunteers assist with the following: Setting up tents and tables for the market, Alphabetizing customer order sheets, Filling customer orders, Delivery orders to customers' trunks for no-contact distribution, Breaking down tents and tables. Requirements: This opportunity is for volunteers 18 years old or older. You will work outdoors, under canopies, all day. Additional Details: The Market provides water, lunch and scheduled breaks for all volunteers who are for over four hours.
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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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