Volunteer at the Food Bank Warehouse-JULY

 

 

 

 

We are now VERY welcome, reliable and trusted volunteer helpers at the Food Bank...they want us on their schedule every month. This month we will be working  the 6:30-8:30 shift as usual.This is a very fun as well as rewarding opportunity. Jackie Murray, our fearless and tireless leader/volunteer coordinator, is the reason we have so much fun!

We normally meet up for coffee or dinner at the Route 7 Diner beforehand...around 5-5:30....sometimes afterwards too!

If the list fills up, make sure you get on the waiting list because the list changes a lot and we want to make sure we have a full group. They really need a solid commitment of numbers. If you cannot make it, PLEASE make sure you take your name off the RSVP, even if there is not a waiting list. The Food Bank needs to know how many are coming.

The work in the warehouse consists of the sorting and repacking of non food items, as well as some food items like cookies and produce, etc.  Most of the volunteer work takes place in the warehouse, sorting and repacking items for distribution to our member agencies. The work can be dirty at times, so wear clothes you don’t mind getting soiled and dress in layers to stay warm in the warehouse.

Remember, this work can be tortuous...all those desserts to drool over. OK...the steaks too for you meat lovers!

All ages are welcome in the warehouse, however those under 14 or 15 years old must be accompanied by adults.

REMEMBER-Join the waiting lists so we have backup!


About the Food Bank of Northeastern NY.

The Regional Food Bank has been helping to feed the poor and hungry in our communities since 1982. It is the only organization of its kind in northeastern New York. The Food Bank collects large donations of food from the food industry and distributes it to charitable agencies serving hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. From Plattsburgh to Newburgh, in urban, rural, and suburban communities, the Food Bank provides over 20 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.


The mission of the Regional Food Bank is to alleviate hunger and prevent food waste.  We work toward this mission by ensuring that all products available for donation reach the Food Bank and are distributed judiciously to our member agencies; by practicing responsible stewardship; and by actively participating in the community to increase awareness of hunger and poverty.

The Regional Food Bank is a non-profit organization, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

DIRECTIONS

965 Albany-Shaker Road
Latham, NY 12110
Phone[masked]
Fax[masked]


From the North

  • Take the Northway south to Exit 6.
  • Turn right at end of ramp. This puts you on Rt. 7 heading west toward Schenectady.
  • Stay on Rt. 7 for 2-3 miles (5 lights).
  • Just past the Route 7 Diner and the Mobil Station on your left, turn left onto Albany-Shaker Road. (If you reach McDonald’s, you just missed the turn.)
  • The Food Bank is the second driveway on the left. There is a sign out by the road, and the building is set in from the road a bit. Park in the front lot in front of the building.

From the South

  • Take the Thruway north to Exit 24.
  • Take the Northway (I-87) north to Exit 6.
  • Turn left at end of ramp. This puts you on RT. 7 heading west toward Schenectady.
  • Stay on Rt. 7 for 2-3 miles (6 lights).
  • Just past the Route 7 Diner and the Mobil Station on your left, turn left onto Albany-Shaker Road. (If you reach McDonald’s, you just missed the turn.)
  • The Food Bank is the second driveway on the left. There is a sign out by the road, and the building is set in from the road a bit. Park in the front lot in front of the building.

From the East (Rensselaer/Troy)

  • Take Rt. 2 west toward Schenectady. Go around the Latham circle and get on Rt. 7 west.
  • Stay on Rt. 7 for 2-3 miles (6 lights).
  • Just past the Route 7 Diner and the Mobil Station on your left, turn left onto Albany-Shaker Road. (If you reach McDonald’s, you just missed the turn.)
  • The Food Bank is the second driveway on the left. There is a sign out by the road, and the building is set in from the road a bit. Park in the front lot in front of the building.

From the West (Schenectady)

  • Take Rt. 7 east toward Latham. You will pass Bellevue Hospital, Faddegon’s Nursery, and McDonald’s, all of which will be on your right.
  • Just past McDonald’s, turn right onto Albany-Shaker Road.
  • The Food Bank is the second driveway on the left. There is a sign out by the road, and the building is set in from the road a bit. Park in the front lot in front of the building.

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  • Linda D.

    A nice experience. Looking forward to helping next month.

    July 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    great! we got alot accomplished always nice to hang with nice ppl.

    July 20, 2012

  • Diane

    Nice group of people all working together for a great cause. It's amazing what we can get done in just a short time.

    July 20, 2012

  • Colleen

    Fun..fast paced.. rewarding

    July 20, 2012

  • anGELIca

    People were friendly and worked hard. The meetup was well organized. We were hot, sweaty and felt like we accomplished a lot.

    July 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed working as part of the group - met lots of new people and look forward to next month.

    July 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very productive. i enjoyed. Good and thnaks

    July 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I brought oatmeal!

    July 19, 2012

  • Sharon

    Don't forget...no flip flops, slippers or sandals.

    July 18, 2012

  • Sharon

    Great idea, Eric! I second the motion!

    July 12, 2012

  • Eric R.

    Hey everyone, how about checking your pantries and bring some items you just know you're not going to use. Every little bit helps. Just bring the items with you to the event. This has been a public service announcement. Any similarities to persons, real or imagined, are purely coincidence. Meetup.com and Capital District Volunteers are not responsible, nor do they necessarily agree, with the subject matter of this post. All opinions expressed are solely those of the poster.

    July 12, 2012

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