The Jewish Family Service Polack Food Bank is committed to ensuring access to healthy, nutritious food for our most vulnerable neighbors. During this pandemic, households are turning to us for support. In addition to a sudden lack of income, many people also face fear, uncertainty and the potential of going hungry.
Like many other local food banks right now, supply chain challenges significantly impact our ability to procure food. To continue serving our community in this critical time, JFS is hosting a modified High Holiday Food Drive this fall, on Sunday, September 26, 2021.
Due to the health and safety of staff and volunteers, we will not be hosting a large sorting event like we’ve done in previous years. Instead, we are asking groups and individuals to drop off their donations with us that day from 10:00 a.m. to noon at an address that will be released soon.
We will have limited volunteer opportunities for vaccinated adults to package these food drive donations that day. Volunteers will need to be 16 years of age or older and physically able to lift and move large boxes. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer in this capacity.
Make a difference with a creative project that directly impacts lives in our community. Contact Volunteer Services to create your own project as an individual or with a group. DIY volunteer ideas make for great b’nai mitzvah projects. For the most up-to-date needs of JFS and those we serve, please contact Volunteer Services at email@example.com or (206) 861-3155.
Volunteers harvest produce and weed garden beds as needed. This opportunity is best for ages 8 or older—please consider your child’s ability to wear a mask and gloves for the entire two hours in varying weather conditions before signing up.
Volunteers collect, transport and sort gleaned produce at the end of the market day. Volunteers should be able to lift at least 25 pounds for this opportunity.
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