For the past 7 months, Network has relied heavily on the Get Shift Done initiative formed in the wake of COVID-19 that connects the affected service industry workforce with local non-profits to serve and provide hunger relief to communities. Each day, we have had an average of 9 workers per shift to help us manage the increased demand on our Food Pantry.
We have just learned the funding for Get Shift Done is no longer available and on November 15, we will no longer have access to these workers.
Prior to COVID, we were serving about 150 families per week in our Food Pantry. That number has grown to 700 per week. Without the help of the Get Shift Done workers, we will not be able to continue to maintain this service level unless we can get enough volunteers to fill the gap.
Whether you are working from home, are retired or have a student who needs volunteer hours, we need you! Students 16 and up can sign up to volunteer in our Food Pantry and Clothing Closet.
Safety protocols are in place with temperature checks and mask and glove requirements. We are also putting limits on the number of volunteers that can be working at once to better manage our work areas.
Please consider signing up for a shift today at https://thenetwork.org/get-involved/
Volunteers are needed Monday-Thursday from 7:30 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.
The need for our Food Pantry is increasing not decreasing and we just can’t continue to meet this demand if we don’t have enough volunteers.
Thank you for your support to help our neighbors.