Mid-Ohio Foodbank / Food Sorting and Packing

Where: Mid-Ohio Foodbank 3960 Brookham Drive, Grove City 43123

What: Food Sorting and Packing

When: Tuesday, October 8th @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Want to lend a helping hand?

If you are interested in REALLY doing this then RSVP "Yes" as soon as you know for sure you can REALLY commit so I can commit to the great staff of MOF. Yes, you need to be there by 5:30...I will go into work early to get off early...if you can't do that I understand.

I figure we can find a great place in have a bite to eat afterwards; I’ll post that later on.

Here’s the info…please read it all.

*Parking is free.

*Enter through the main doors under our Mid-Ohio Foodbank sign.  You will stop in the lobby to sign in and continue to the left into The Nationwide Volunteer Center.  We will have a greeter at the front desk to help you.

What we will be doing: All volunteers will go through a short training. You will be inspecting, cleaning/sanitizing, or sorting damaged, out-dated donated items from grocery stores. Volunteers will be on their feet and moving around for the time that they're here (breaks are allowed). There is lifting involved - our boxes weigh between 10 and 20 pounds.  Since we are dependent on donations, there are several different projects you may find yourself working on during your volunteer shift with us.  Here are a few examples of the type of project you may encounter:

Reclamation:  Also called salvage, this is the inspecting and sorting of discarded grocery store items.

CSFP:  This is an assembly line project to build care packages for seniors.

Meat Repack:  We are able to recover tons of good protein by sorting and packing assorted frozen meats. The meats are packaged at the grocery store and we inspect them for quality and sort them by category. The meat repack project is housed in our clean room.  The room is kept cool, but is not a freezer.

Other Repack:  From bread to produce, pasta to frozen veggies, we package all sorts of donations as they become available to us.

Attire:  Attire should be something casual, comfortable and that can get dirty. Since warehouse climate can be tricky, layers are recommended. For safety purposes, we cannot allow volunteers to wear open toed shoes, sandals, or loose jewelry/clothing.

Misc:  We have a secure area of lockers (locks provided for you) if needed.

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  • Amiee

    Thank you for all the wonderful helping hands tonight. We did over 1100 senior boxes tonight. Awesome Job. Thanks Edy for setting this up. Great meeting and working with everyone.

    October 8, 2013

  • Bren

    It is hard to imagine what going hungry must feel like, and while at the pantry, it feels as though there is an endless supply of food, but lots of people do go hungry and there is always a need for more. It was awesome to take a couple hours out and go lend a hand. I can't wait to do it again!

    1 · October 8, 2013

  • Barbara

    I logged in to confirm address cause I was ready to leave work, but saw that Yes we have to be there by 5:30 and I can see traffic backed up out my window. So even though I came in early to leve early, got swamped end of day and regret that I would be a late arrival. So very sorry.

    October 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I really really wanted to do this tonight, but unable to get out of work in time to get there by 5:30 as I would be coming from Worthington.

    Please let me know of your next meet up!


    October 8, 2013

  • Edy

    Hello Gang, PLEASE update your RVSP if you will NOT be able to join us to help at the food bank this upcoming Tuesday. Meet us at the Main Entrance off Brookham Dr. in the MIDDLE of the building. Check in with MOFB Staff member. See you there! :-)

    October 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please come over to the Pantry side (far right as you face the main doors from the parking lot) and let me know where we're meeting for dinner after, please. I'll be working my regular Tuesday night shift at the Pantry that night. Thanks!

      October 2, 2013

    • Edy

      We go to City Barbeque right up the street at 2261 Stringtown Rd, Grove City, OH 43123. We are usually there by 8:15 to 8:30. Hope you can join us.

      October 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have an opportunity to go to Albuquerque for the balloon festival, I won't be back in time to make this meet up. I hope this is enough time for a sub

    1 · September 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Edy, i need to resign from this meetup. everyone is great, but i have cxld more often then attended events.Thanks for your kindness.Penny

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be working in the Pantry that night, but will join y'all for dinner after 830pm. Be sure to let me know where to "MeetUp" with you after your shift!

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    yes new to this, is there anything i need to know?

    August 9, 2013

    • Edy

      Hi Maureen, Please read the event description and if you have any questions after that feel free to email me directly, edy_907@yahoo. Edy

      August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry not this time

    August 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to helping out :)

    July 18, 2013

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