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Projects That Need Some Love

Help Fight Hunger at Ozanam Pantry and Clothing Bank

HandsOn volunteers will help set up and run a food pantry and clothing bank for local families in need. Help fight hunger by packing bags of food and helping take groceries to cars! Volunteers working in the clothing bank may help with hanging clothes, running clothes to the shopping area, and packing off-season clothing items. Modifications to the project may be made to accommodate volunteers with limited mobility. The Fr. Michael Wittman Ozanam Center is a volunteer-staffed food and clothing bank located on the campus of St. Philomena Church in East Cleveland, and is one of eight Hunger Centers operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The St. Vincent de Paul Society Cleveland is comprized of 63 parish groups in Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne counties. Things to Remember: Dress in layers, as you may be helping clients indoors or helping clients take groceries to the parking lot. Closed toed shoes are required. Where to Meet Your Leader: The Volunteer Leader will be in the check-in room, which is down the hall and to the left when you enter the main building (clothing bank side). Age Limits: This is a project for volunteers age 14 and up. Volunteers under 16 must volunteer alongside a parent/guardian. All volunteers under the age of 18 must bring with them a youth waiver form signed by a parent or guardan. Special Driving Directions: The food pantry is located within St. Philomena Church. Parking is located in the rear of the building.

2 spots available on 

3/6/21 9:30 AM + more

Sort and Serve at the Cleveland Food Bank

HandsOn volunteers help sort and repack donated and purchased food that is later distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Volunteers primarily work sorting donated mixed perishable items and packaged meat from the cooler room. Modifications to the project may be made to accommodate volunteers with limited mobility. Please bring a sweater or other warm clothing items with you just in case - you may be asked to work in the cooler room. Please Note during COVID-19 Volunteer shifts: Volunteers will be working in the repack area, working on Senior Boxes, Backpack Program or Emergency Food Boxes. The mission of the Greater Cleveland Foodbank is to alleviate hunger by providing food and support to community organizations that feed the hungry. Age Limits: This project is for volunteers age 16 and up. All volunteers under 18 must fill out and bring a youth waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Things to remember: Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes and if possible leave valuables in your vehicle. Gloves and jackets are provided if we work in the cooler area, but bring a sweater or other warm clothing items for an extra layer of warmth. This project may require heavy lifting. Where to Meet Your Leader: Meet in the main lobby of the Food Bank. Special Driving Instructions: Coming off the highway, the Foodbank is in the 2nd building (white) on right after E. 152nd St. light. Parking is available in the lot out front.

6 spots available on 

4/6/21 5:00 PM + more

Bag Packing with All Faiths Pantry

HandsOn volunteers help pack grocery bags that will be delivered to low income senior citizens and persons with limited mobility in a local apartment building. The mission of All Faiths Pantry is to deliver groceries to elderly people and others with challenges to mobility, each and every month, at no cost to recipients. Age Limits: This project is for volunteers ages 10 and up. All volunteers under 18 must fill out and bring a youth waiver form signed by a parent or legal guardian. Things to Remember: We will be packing bags in a warehouse. Dress in layers. Wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes. Where to Meet your Leader: Meet at the corner of Memphis Ave and W 48th St. at the entrance to the warehouse Special Driving Directions: The warehouse is located where on the corner of Memphis Ave and W 48th St. The entrance to the warehouse is accessible from W 48th St through the driveway, through the doors with awnings. Street parking is available along W 48th St.

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3/11/21 6:00 PM + more