How can I get on board with Food To You?
Thanks for your interest in volunteering with Food to You! Please see below for more information on Volunteering at a Food to You distribution, our "Food of the Month" program, and assembling Hygiene Packs.
Volunteering at a Weekly Distribution
VOLUNTEER GROUPS from organizations, churches, and businesses, or family and friends are needed to sponsor and provide workers for each weekly food distribution. Volunteers come early on the Thursday they are scheduled to help to be trained by the Food To You Coordinator, set up the area, unload and arrange items, and interact with clients as they conduct the distribution. Here is what is needed from each group:
- About 18 - 22 able-bodied volunteers, including some who are able to lift and carry boxes, are to arrive at the site by 5:15pm at the latest. Volunteers can be all ages. Elementary aged children can work alongside an adult, middle school students need adult supervision.
- Four or five of the volunteers who can help with truck unloading and staging of supplies are to be at the site by 4:15pm at the latest. The distribution takes place from 6:00- 7:00pm with volunteers able to leave by 8:00pm.
- A donation of $350 from the volunteer group sponsoring each week’s distribution is suggested to cover the expense of the food purchased from the SD Food Bank as well as the cost of the Food Bank truck and driver for that evening.
- A donation of a particular food item chosen by Food To You is requested for the distribution the group serves. Groups will be asked to collect and bring a large number of a single assigned item.
Items that will be distributed during the upcoming months are shown in right hand column on this page and in the lower right column of this site's home page.
Food Item of the Month
Any individual or group is welcome to collect and donate the Food of the Month. These items need to be brought to East Side Lutheran Church or to the distribution site if prearranged with the Coordinator. The month listed is the month the food will be distributed so it is best to collect items in advance of the month they are needed. Watch the website for upcoming Food of the Month items and contact the Coordinator with questions.
ESL= Eastside Lutheran
MNH= Messiah New Hope
AUG= Augustana Lutheran
STJ= St. Johns Lutheran
FLC= First Lutheran Church
1Pres=First Presbyterian Church
|1/2/20||ESL||Harvey Dunn Elementary|
|1/9/20||MNH||Messiah New Hope|
|2/27/20||SJL||St John American|
|3/5/20||ESL||East Side Lutheran|
|3/12/20||MNH||SF Morning Optimists|
|3/19/20||ALC||Spirit of Joy|
|3/26/20||SJL||Holy Cross Lutheran|
|4/2/20||ESL||Women in Law|
|4/7/20||MNH||West Nideros/Benton/Willow Creek|
|5/7/20||ESL||Trinity Lutheran, Tea|
|7/9/20||MNH||Messiah New Hope|
|7/23/20||SJL||Spirit of Joy|
|8/13/20||MNH||Brandon Lutheran/Nursing Students|
|8/27/20||SJL||St. John's Lutheran|
|9/24/20||SJL||Holy Cross Lutheran|
|10/1/20||ESL||East Side Lutheran|
|10/8/20||MNH||Spirit of Joy|
|12/10/20||MNH||USD Nursing Students|
|12/17/20||ALC||Good Sam Society|