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Opportunity for 1-3 volunteers to help unload trucks with food deliveries and stock pantry. Requirements: Fit and flexible, able to lift 50lbs and work in inclement weather. Experience with electric fork lift is handy but will train. Great morning work out! While the Food Pantry shares the building with Liquor Land, Fastenal and The Hen House, the actual entrance is on Proctor St. or in the rear of the building, not on Mass Ave. There IS parking! It is very limited behind the pantry, past Liquorland's lot. There is parking on Proctor St. across from the entrance to the pantry. On corner of Mass Ave. + Procter St. there is a parking lot, via Magazine St.
American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry provides a 5-day emergency supply of food once a month to low-income clients- about 105k annually or 400- 500 families per distribution day- making it one of the largest food pantries in New England. This Saturday Food Distribution event includes preparing 'wet' bags of perishable food, assisting clients with the intake process, i.e. translation of languages(Chinese,Creole, ESL,Russian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish, etc), carrying food bags out of the pantry for clients to their cars, etc. Expectations: Ability to lift 25lbs. and stand for 3+ hours Dressing 'comfortable' but no cut off shorts, mini skirts, half shirts, open-toed shoes/sandals, please! Ability to take direction willingly and to work comfortably in a diverse environment. While the Food Pantry shares the building with Liquor Land, Fastenal and The Hen House, the actual entrance is on Proctor St. or in the rear of the building, not on Mass Ave. There IS parking! It is very limited behind the pantry, past Liquor Land's lot. There is parking on Procter St. across from the entrance to the pantry. On corner of Mass Ave. + Procter St. there is a parking lot, via Magazine St. The Boston Volunteers Big Enough to Deliver, Small Enough to Care Learn more: www.BostonVolunteer.org (http://www.bostonvolunteer.org/)
Help the Esplanade Association clean up Lederman Park for Earth Day! Due to inactivity in the winter, and massive snow fall this season, the park needs help removing all of the sitting refuse left over the past five months. We will help in removing trash and debris that has accumulated over the winter along and around the coast line. Afterwards there will be a picnic provided at Fielder Field, just a short walk away. Meeting Location: Lederman Park Nearest Footbridge: Frances Appleton Footbridge Footbridge Address: Intersection of Charles Street and Cambridge Street. Nearest T-Stop: Charles MGH (Red Line) or Science Park (Green Line) Closest Public Parking: Boston Common Garage, LAZ Storrow Drive Parking Lot, or Motor Mart Garage 8:30am-8:45am Sign-in 8:45am-9:00am Welcome and volunteer instructions 9:00am-11:30pm Service! 11:40am-12:00pm Clean-up and head to Fiedler Field 12:00pm–2:00pm Free picnic for all volunteers! What If It Rains? The event will be cancelled only in the event of inclement weather (i.e. very heavy rain, snow, thunderstorms and/or other dangerous conditions). We will contact you the morning of the event or in advance with as little as one day notice, if the event is cancelled. Volunteers should bring plenty of water and snacks if they wish. A picnic will be held at the Hatch Memorial. Volunteers should wear work clothes and close-toed shoes (clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, dirty, or paint on). Gloves will be provided but you may also want to bring your own hat, sunscreen, raincoat or jacket depending on the weather. I'll bring waiver forms to the event which will need to be filled out and signed. We will meet just north of the Longfellow Bridge in Lederman Park as noted on the map. Let me know if you have any questions or comments.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides a volunteer platform to recover excess fresh and prepared food from businesses and bring it to nearby non-profits who freely give this food to those in need. Food rescues are ongoing (there is not one single "Meetup Event"). Each rescue averages 45 minutes of time and feeds about 40 people! Choose from food rescues in the Boston Area and throughout MA that are commutable via walk, bicycle, public transportation or vehicle. In 2017, over 40,000 pounds of food accounted for over 30,000 meals for those in need throughout MA, thanks to the collaboration of our food donors, volunteers and recipients! SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER: Step 1: www.rescuingleftovercuisine.org/users/sign_up Step 2: www.tinyurl.com/RLCMA-ACTION-VOLUNTEERS Learn More: www.RescuingLeftoverCuisine.org/MA