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St. Mary's Food Distribution at the Knight Center

Hi Everyone!

We have the opportunity to volunteer on a regular basis at St. Mary's Knight Center, which is their food distribution center.

We will be helping pass out food carts to people. We will be working right out of the St. Mary's Food Bank Knight Distribution Center located at 3131 W. Thomas. If the volunteer portion of the lot is full please park in the other volunteer parking area east St. Mary's located at 2831 N. 31st Ave and walk over to the Knight center a couple buildings west of the Thomas and 31st Avenue intersection.

Please plan on working the entire shift. The work is client driven so some days can be very busy and some will have periods where there are lulls. This can be a time to visit with other volunteers!  It is usually busy at the end of the shift and you may need to help for a few minutes past 4:00 to assist the last few clients. Dress in layers if weather is cool outside as you will be helping the clientele get their food boxes to their car/bicycle/pull cart etc.

Time: 12-4 pm

Minimum age is 12 (with adult supervision) 16 & 17 can work alone with a signed waiver (parent or legal guardian

Please wear closed-toe shoes and no sleeveless shirts.

If this is your first time volunteering at St. Mary's Food Bank please complete a volunteer application and bring it with you. http://www.firstfoodbank.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Volunteer-Application.pdf

Please note Phoenix Philanthropists does have an attendance policy. We understand that plans change and emergencies come up. If you RSVP YES, but can no longer attend, PLEASE change your RSVP ASAP. Our charity partners rely on us to attend when we say we will and our attendance policy is intended to ensure we can meet our charity partners' expectations. Please give a minimum of 2 hours' notice for this event before canceling. No Call/No Shows will be recorded, and after 3 No Call No Shows/month or 6 No Call No Shows/year, you will be removed from the Phoenix Philanthropists MeetUp. Please understand this policy is not intended to penalize our philanthropists, but to ensure we maintain good relationships with our charity partners and can give the most back to our community.

Thanks for all you do!

Liesa Harkness

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  • Lori

    I am so very sorry that we were not notified about the closure at the distribution center today. Thank you all so much for all your trouble in going there. I truly apologize for the inconvenience! Each of you is so greatly appreciated, and each of your experiences with us are of the utmost importance. We will work with St. Mary's to determine what could have gone wrong to ensure this doesn't happen again. Thank you all so much for your patience, and for all you do for those in need.

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • Kristin

    I left too - everything was closed. I tried calling the Food Bank number and no one answered.

    November 29, 2013

  • James H.

    Hey same problem, I'm at the location , but it's all fenced off?

    November 29, 2013

  • DeDe

    Giving up. Going home.

    November 29, 2013

  • Donata M.

    We are here gate is closed?? Where do we go ???

    November 29, 2013

  • DeDe

    St Mary's is locked up too.

    November 29, 2013

  • DeDe

    I don't know where to go. Knight transportation center is fenced off

    November 29, 2013

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