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Feeding America Warehouse

  • Mar 15, 2014 · 9:00 AM
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As a food bank, Feeding America Tampa Bay is a resource to 600 approved charities that run some type of feeding program.  These include soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters, and Kids Cafe sites.

This agency partner network is a very efficient way to get food to those in need according to need, and it is their primary means of distributing food.

How we will LEND A HAND

We will assist at their warehouse by sorting food donations, stocking food pantry shelves, and/or packing grocery bags for families in need.

Much of the warehouse is air-conditioned, but not all of it (but it's still pretty cool).

All volunteers - Please read the Feeding America volunteer form for more specifics about the event: www.meetup.com/LendaHand/files/

Schedule:

1pm - 4pm - Meet at the front desk 10 minutes early to meet each other and sign in with the organization and our event host.

What to bring:

• Please wear casual, comfortable, conservative clothes (no short shorts or tank tops) and closed-toed shoes

• If this is your first time volunteering with them, please print, sign, and bring the Feeding America volunteer form linked above (or you can get one there if you have trouble printing).

• A warm smile!

• If you would like to donate more than your time, please feel free to bring a food donation

Directions and Parking:

Click the link in the location above to see a map to the event location. Go to Building #6, in the back, then go to the far end of that building. Parking spaces are located in front of the building. Make sure to park on Feeding America Tampa Bay’s side of the parking lot.

Other Important Information:

If you are bringing a guest, please provide his/her name along with your RSVP.

This is a child-friendly event for children 10 years and older. You must monitor your child at all times, and be fully responsible for them. Please note if you will bring a child (and child's age) along with your RSVP.

Additional information about Lend a Hand events, such as RSVPing, bringing guests, waiting lists, and last-minute dropouts is located on the 'About' page, please familiarize yourself with our current policies and procedures: http://www.meetup.com/LendaHand/about/

Join us and open your heart to LEND A HAND!

Please consider this seriously before you RSVP, it is very important that we have an accurate count a couple of days in advance to provide to the organization. Last-minute drop-outs are difficult to replace and reflect badly on our organization.

Is this Meetup full?

Just click 'Notify me' and you will be notified if a spot opens up. This will help us fill spots that open up due to late dropouts!

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How 'Feeding America' benefits our community

Of the 509,000 people in West Central Florida who are unsure where their next meal will come from, Feeding America Tampa Bay provided food last year to more than 400,000 people. Their 10 county service area in West Central Florida includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Hernado, Citrus, Sumter, Highlands, Hardee and Manatee counties.

For more information, visit their website: http://feedingamericatampabay.org/

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I sorted meat!!!

    March 15, 2014

    • ~KellyM~

      I'm glad you could make it Brandon! Did we have anyone else there from our group?

      March 17, 2014

  • Tracey

    Sorry Kelly and everyone!! I wasn't aware of the change of times.I was all set to be their at 1pm.

    March 15, 2014

  • Susan

    Kelly,
    I was not aware of the change just got notice and just got home from Bolt Run in Tampa

    March 15, 2014

  • Simi

    Can't make it in the morning :(. It's sad they didn't get enough donations. How do we donate? Just go to the website for details? Never done it before.

    1 · March 14, 2014

    • ~KellyM~

      I know, Simi, I felt the same, especially since we normally sort tons of food there. I believe they take monetary donations on their website. Another option is to bring a food donation the next time it's scheduled.

      2 · March 15, 2014

  • Rob

    Sorry I can't make the morning.

    March 14, 2014

  • Angela

    So sorry for the last minute cancellation, I just noticed this event had been changed to the morning and I won't be able to make it at that time.

    March 14, 2014

  • Erin S.

    Sorry can't make the morning shift tomorrow. I'll be there for the next one.

    March 14, 2014

  • Jenny

    I'm working in the morning. .hope I can help out another time :)

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Cher

    So disappointed we won't be able to help in the AM! Next time!

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Susan

    Hello! If you need to contact me my cell is[masked]-5465. Look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday:)

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • ~KellyM~

    Team, I was just notified by Feeding America that they did not receive the expected amount of food donations so they will not have the afternoon shift. If you would like to help out with other projects (painting, warehouse help, etc.), they welcome us 9am-noon. Sorry for the change! Please update your RSVP if you cannot make it.

    March 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just realized I have another event at the same time, I might go in earlier though and help out their first shift instead.

    March 12, 2014

  • ~KellyM~

    Team, Susan will host this event. My work schedule is volatile right now, so I may have to work that day. Enjoy the event, it's a great one!

    March 12, 2014

  • Jim V.

    Changing my RSVP - the niece I was going to invite has a horse show and I am going to go to see her since I don't get to see her much.

    March 12, 2014

  • Tony

    Sorry Kelly, have to cancel, will be in Daytona this weekend

    March 10, 2014

    • ~KellyM~

      Thanks for letting me know in advance! Enjoy!

      March 10, 2014

  • ~KellyM~

    Cher & Tina, please note who you will bring to this event (per the instructions). Everyone, please review your RSVP and update if necessary, we have a waiting list of volunteers who would like to attend as well. Please do not wait until the last minute and drop out. Thank you!

    March 6, 2014

    • Susan

      Kelly... I will be there

      1 · March 6, 2014

    • Cher

      Thought I already did this. I will be bringing Heiko Bonner. He has signed the paperwork, which I have.

      1 · March 6, 2014

  • Simi

    I will have my two boys attending with me. They are 13 and 10.

    1 · February 23, 2014

    • ~KellyM~

      Simi, this is a great event for kids!

      February 23, 2014

  • ~KellyM~

    Jenny, please update your profile photo to one showing your face so we will recognize you at the event (and to meet the Terms of Membership in the group). Thank you!

    February 16, 2014

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