MONDAYS from 4 pm until 6 pm!! **Beginning Monday, August 8th, 2014
We are happy to announce that we will be adding a second weekly opportunity for our clients to pick up their food hampers! Currently, our clients are able to access our services on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm causing some of our clients to have to book time off work, miss school, leave work quickly on a break or find child care. In order to better serve our clients, and prevent them from having to choose between accessing our services and working or attending class, we are adding an evening hamper distribution time which will run on Mondays from 4 pm until 6 pm. Clients will have full access to all of the food options available on Wednesday mornings and new clients will be able to register at either time. We are encouraging our clients that have no scheduling conflicts during our current hours of operation to continue to access our services at that time.
Not only will this addition benefit our clients but it will also benefit our Wednesday morning volunteers! Because the Golden Food Bank is a once a month service, meaning clients are able to access our services once on any Wednesday in a calendar month, we typically experience higher client visits on the first Wednesday of the month, with the numbers dropping towards the end of the month. In November 2014, we experienced our busiest day EVER, providing food to 109 people in our community.Just today, our volunteers put together 40 food hampers for 99 people (or 40 households). Volunteers busily packed hampers, portioned food, stocked and restocked shelves all morning. THANK YOU!
The addition of a second hamper day will help alleviate
some of the craziness that our volunteers and clients
face on the first Wednesday of the month.
The addition of an evening hamper distribution time also brings more opportunities for those of you who would like to volunteer with us!
If you would like to join our hamper distribution team or learn more about other volunteer opportunities...get in contact with us!
Check out our website for more volunteer info and more about the Golden Food Bank!
Thank so much for your continued support!
Stephanie Findlater, General Manager Golden Food Bank Society
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