Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 12+, Minimum Age:12+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Client Distribution - Winter '20

St. Mary’s Food Bank distributes 45,000 Emergency Food Boxes, at no cost, to individuals and families in need each month. A majority of those receiving Emergency Food Boxes include the elderly, children, working families and the homeless.
 
Possible jobs include checking in clients, loading carts with emergency food boxes and donated food, and assisting with overall program flow.
 
Shift times are flexible per request and according to staffing needs – please email the opportunity leader or call 602-343-3134. The online calendar may not accurately reflect group availability.
 
LOCATION:
St. Mary's Food Bank
Knight Transportation Community Services Center
3131 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85017
 
MINIMUM AGE:
- 16 years old
- Youth 12-15 years old may volunteer with an adult present. Please contact the opportunity leader directly to sign up. No online registration required for minors.
Youth Waiver Form
 
PARKING:
VOLUNTEER PARKING IS LIMITED. PLEASE CARPOOL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! Additional parking located at 3020 W. Windsor Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009
 
DRESS CODE:
The comfort and safety of our volunteers are important. Due to health codes and safety reasons, a strict dress code is in effect.
In order to participate, volunteers MUST wear:
 • Closed-toed shoes (Sneakers suggested)
 • Shirts with sleeves (Short or long sleeve - No tank tops, spaghetti straps, midriff or low-cut tops)
• Pants, jeans or workout attire. Shorts are allowed at a respectable length. (Must be no shorter than 7” above the knee)
 
Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle for your safety and security. St. Mary’s Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities.
 
ABOUT THE FOOD BANK:
Celebrating its 53rd year as the world’s FIRST Food Bank, St. Mary’s Food Bank is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to 689 partner agencies at 886 locations in Arizona that serve the hungry.  Serving nine of Arizona’s 15 counties, the organization is a member of Feeding America, the national network of food banks, and is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships, and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need. In Fiscal Year 2017-18, the Food Bank distributed more than 88 million pounds of food to Arizona families and children and garnered more than 213,000 volunteer service hours. Web site: www.StMarysFoodBank.org Phone: 602-242-FOOD.
 
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