Mid-Ohio Foodbank / Food Sorting and Packing

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

What: Food Sorting and Packing

When: Tuesday, April 15th @ 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.

We will have a bite to eat afterwards at City BBQ.

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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  • Mindi

    Thanks, Edy, for organizing this event. Nice to meet everyone.

    April 16

  • Amiee

    Edy Thanks for organizing this event. Was a wonderful time for a fabulous cause. Nice seeing everyone.

    1 · April 16

  • Lora

    Graat organizing Edy .. Rewarding.. Fun

    1 · April 16

  • Matt

    good time and teamwork

    2 · April 15

  • Chris

    Just got the confirmation for tonight's meet up this morning. Unfortunately I have made other plans and cannot make it on such short notice.

    April 15

  • Mindi

    I will be there!

    April 14

  • Susan

    Just found out I moved from the waitlist. Made other plans so, hopefully, someone else can take my place.

    April 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry for the late response but I have to cancel for tomorrow.

    April 14

  • Lisa S

    I'm now working on Tuesday nights so won't be able to make this.... :-(

    April 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was so looking forward to finally making it to one of these get togethers and of course my aunt is now in the hospital and we are unable to make it :(

    April 14

  • Steve M

    Sorry for the late change, but I won't be able to attend this one. See you all next time.

    April 14

  • Joanna

    Unfortunately - I must cancel my rsvp

    April 14

  • Beth J.

    I would love to bet there.

    April 9

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gah!!! These events seem to be popular. This will be so awesome. I love serving and hope to make it out of the waiting list!!!

    1 · December 8, 2013

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