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Mid-Ohio Foodbank / Food Sorting and Packing

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

What: Food Sorting and Packing

When: Wednesday, January 30, 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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  • Bev F

    I was checking out the pictures & realized that of the group of us that went to City BBQ afterwards there were 2 men named Scott and one named Robert. One of the Scott's name is Scott Roberts. Too funny

    January 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    it was fun and the people were very friendly.

    January 31, 2013

  • Edy

    What a gr8 nite! Did you know we have a Meet-2-Eat Facebook page? Yep, we do. Pics are posted there too. Just ask to loin the group and I'll add you! https://www.facebook.com/groups/Meet2Eat/

    January 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I enjoyed the night too! Thanks for organizing it Edy!

      January 31, 2013

  • Edy

    I meant Wednesday! Sad when you get your days mixed up on Monday!
    I want you last name if it is not already provided and if you are indeed coming Wednesday! :-)

    January 28, 2013

  • Edy

    Hi Gang, I have bumped up the number so you can all attend. It is most likely that some of you will have to cancel for some reason so I didn't want to keep anyone off the list. Please update your RSVP if you cannot make it. If you would be kind enough to email me your last name if it is not already showing I would appreciate it. If you find that you are unable to come and can't get on the Meetup site just email me @ edy_907@yahoo or TEXT me @[masked], please sign your name so I know who it is! I look forward to tomorrow, see you then! :-)

    January 28, 2013

  • Joanna

    Hi Denise! The volunteer activity at the food bank is on Wednesday (FYI). I was in the waiting list as well and received a confirmation email yesterday that a spot opened up and that I was confirmed. If a spot opens, I would imagine that you'll be notified as well.

    Hopefully a spot will open and you can join in the fun! Have a good day :)

    January 28, 2013

  • Edy

    Hi Gang,

    I just received my reminder call from Lindsay at the Mid-Ohio Food Bank for next week’s volunteer evening. I’m so glad so many of you have signed up. I know your plans might change so please make sure you adjust your RSVP accordingly as there is a ‘Waiting List’.
    If you have not read the full details of this event PLEASE do as it contains information you need to know!
    We will most likely swing by City BBQ afterwards for a bite to eat for anyone who is interested!
    I look forward to helping alongside of you. See you then! :-)

    Edy

    January 25, 2013

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