Richmond Emergency Food Pantry is urgently seeking volunteers to unload cases of canned goods Tuesday and Friday mornings from 7AM to 9AM.
The pantry is located at the corner of Barrett Ave. and 24th street in the Grace Lutheran Church patio. (2369 Barrett Ave. Richmond, 94804). They need a couple of people each morning to help unload food delivered from the Contra Costa Food Bank. The truck has an elevator lift that lowers pallets to a motorized vehicle which places pallets of food cases in the courtyard.
Volunteers move cases of canned goods onto carts or hand trucks and roll them into the Pantry and stack them in the back room. Their other volunteers create mixed food grocery boxes for clients. Other items delivered include cases of cheese, eggs, and meat that are loaded into their refrigerators. Cases of canned goods are mostly about 25 lbs., but they encourage volunteers to be prepared to lift as much as 50 lbs.
Any help you can give – once a week, every other week, or 2x a week would be very helpful.
The Pantry welcomes Families once a month to receive free groceries. Recently, they’ve been serving groceries to about 135 families 2x a week which adds up to 1080 families/households a month. As you well know, food insecurity is still a major problem. The Pantry Board, Volunteers, and Clients are very grateful to the Rotary Club of Richmond for help we have given in the past to this All Volunteer organization.
If you can help at all, please contact Linda Young at Richmond Emergency Food Pantry – 510-685-4394.