Volunteers will work at either Distribution or Reclamation. Here are descriptions of both from Food Bank of the Rockies.
Our distribution center serves as a location where our member agencies (pantries, soup kitchens, etc) can place orders for much needed food and supplies for their hunger relief programs. Volunteers help pull and build orders from warehouse inventory, ensuring that the orders are correct and ready to be picked up in a timely manner. This area requires an attention to detail and the ability to repetitively lift 10-20 lbs. You will get a great workout!
Our reclamation area is where food and other items are processed from both food drives and grocery rescues. Volunteers will help inspect, clean, sort and box these items before they are distributed to clients via our member agencies (pantries, soup kitchens, etc). This area requires an attention to detail. It is a low-impact/physical area (great for those with certain limitations), though it does require standing for the shift. Great area for both individuals and groups who want to work together!
You should dress weather appropriate in closed toe shoes (sneakers, work boots) and clothing appropriate for a warehouse setting, including shirts with sleeves (short or long).
Come in the main entrance off 45th Ave and park along the east side of the building (facing Denver Mattress). Enter through the door with the sign “Volunteer Entrance” above it and follow the striped tape and floor markers to our purple wall Volunteer Area. Please plan on arriving 10-15 minutes prior to your shift.