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Volunteers needed to help with Weekend Food Packs for students in Hilliard

The Feeding Hilliard Students Program aims to support our students in Hilliard that are food insecure. This is a joint project with Hilliard United Methodist Church. We do this in two ways....

1) Weekend Food Packs

We supply weekend food packs to any of the schools that would like to participate in the program. Each week we deliver bags to schools for their staff to give to any student that they deem as food insecure over the weekend. These bags of food include 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch entrees, applesauce (or other packaged fruit/veggie) and a few snacks. We are currently at 300 food packs, packed and delivered to students in HIlliard.

The packs are made on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. This volunteer opportunity takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on the number of packs we are packing and the number of volunteers we have that night. Packing is done at HUMC. You can show up one week or lots of weeks. Food packing is open to children, we ask that there is a parent present for anyone under 13.

Delivery is on Thursday. Pick up is anywhere from 10 am to 1 p.m. and they can be delivered anytime though preferably before 2 p.m. Pick up is at HUMC and you pick up Blue IKEA bags that are filled with weekend food packs and are given an assigned school and how many bags to take. You drop off at the designated place at the school.

2) Food Pantries - We have several schools that have small food pantries in their schools for kids and families to take extra items if they are experiencing food insecurity. Typically this is a crisis or it gets them through til the next paycheck. We will be dropping off food to those schools at the same time as Weekend Food Pack deliveries. You do not need to sign up on a seperate sheet. But you might be asked if you are signed up for Thursday deliveries to deliver food in addition to the weekend food packs.

We are looking for volunteers (one time or multiple times) for both the packing and delivery of food packs.

To sign up please use the following link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C44A9AC2CA64-weekend1

If you have any questions, please give me a text/call 614-949-9784 or email [email protected]

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