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Volunteering: Greater Boston Food Bank


Join the Boston Atheists and the Secular Society of MIT at the Greater Boston Food Bank! This is another great opportunity where we can show that a secular worldview is generous, civic-minded, and altruistic.

Project: Volunteers will inspect, sort, and pack donated grocery products that are then distributed to hunger relief agencies.

Where: The Greater Boston Food Bank, 70 South Bay Avenue, Boston. The Food Bank is about a 15 minute walk from the Red Line (from Andrew station).

Requirements: The age requirement for all volunteers is 16 and older. We have a CLOSED TOE SHOE POLICY (no sandals or flip flops) as we are a working warehouse, and please communicate this to your group as those wearing open-toed shoes will not be allowed to volunteer. Volunteers will want to wear clothes they do not mind getting dirty. Because of the machinery in our new sorting area, we require NO LOOSE CLOTHING OR ITEMS that could be caught in the conveyer belts. This would include untucked shirts, wide sleeves, jewelry including bracelets or long necklaces. LONG HAIR must be tied back or contained in a hat.

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  • Ann

    What happened?? Unless we missed you guys... I think that Ramon and I were the only ones there from the Boston Atheists Meetup Group. Were the atheists put in a special spot?? We were upstairs on the line... Did I just miss everyone??

    October 20, 2013

    • Dan H.

      It was my first time there so I wasn't exactly sure how it all worked. I think next time, we can all collect in the lobby before going upstairs and getting lost in the crowd.

      October 21, 2013

    • Ann

      I was sorry I couldn't find you, but I'm very glad to hear that people showed up!! That's terrific. Thanks again for organizing this

      October 21, 2013

  • Sara

    So sorry, but I woke up sick and don't think I'll be able to make it after all :(

    October 19, 2013

  • Dan H.

    Make sure to register with the food bank if you haven't done so already.

    Some further information for the day of the event:

    Please park in our gated lot located diagonally across the street from our building with a GBFB sign on the front. The gate will lift automatically when you approach the lot entrance. During the work week, we provide parking but encourage carpooling as the lot can fill up on weekdays, and we cannot guarantee a space. Please do NOT park in "member agency" spaces. If the lot is full, we have an alternative lot at the end of the building to which we can direct you as necessary. Weekends have plenty of parking options. Volunteers come to our lobby area to sign in, and the receptionist will guide you. We have lockers for purses or bags, but GBFB is not responsible for lost or stolen items. If you are running very late or if you are lost and need directions, please call[masked] to let the volunteer associate know.

    October 16, 2013

  • Dan H.

    Anyone who plans to attend needs to sign-up at the following link:

    October 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unless my boys have basketball games that day, I'll be there!

    1 · September 15, 2013

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