Current Volunteers

Safety and Attire

As a FeedMore volunteer, you will likely work in busy environment, whether it’s our high-volume distribution center or production kitchen or on the road using your own vehicle to deliver meals. Your safety is paramount to us, so please adhere to the following dos and don’ts. Please be aware that we are not equipped to provide constant staff supervision for youth volunteers.

If you’re volunteering in the Community Kitchen:
 

Do

• Wear long pants, sleeved shirts, and comfortable, closed-toed shoes that won’t skid.
• Wear the provided hairnets, aprons and sanitation gloves (we promise you’ll still look lovely).
• Pull back long hair and restrain it with your hairnet or a ballcap.
• Leave valuables at home or locked in your vehicle (out of sight).

Don’t

• Wear shoes that are open-toed or slick on the bottom.
• Wear flip-flops or sandals.
• Wear jewelry and watches.
• Bring items that must be stored or locked away.

If you’re volunteering in the Distribution Center:

Do

• Wear shorts or long pants, sleeved shirts, and comfortable, closed-toed shoes that won’t skid.
• Bring a sweatshirt/light jacket in colder months.
• Be aware of the warehouse activity and machinery around you.
• Remember that youth volunteers won’t have constant staff supervision.

Don’t

• Wear short skirts, short shorts, midriff baring tops, tank tops, or open-toed shoes (including flip-flops/sandals).
• Use any material handling equipment.
 

If you are a Food Referral Hotline volunteer:

Do

• Wear your Food Bank volunteer nametag for identification purposes to staff and clients.
• Keep all client information confidential.
• Let your volunteer coordinator know if you are unable to staff the food referral hotline on your assigned day.

Don't

• Leave confidential client intake paperwork unattended.
• Pack more groceries than necessary for the client.
 

If you’re delivering BackPacks:

Do

• Inform programs staff and volunteer coordinator should have concerns regarding your delivery.
• Wear your Food Bank nametag.
• Wear casual, comfortable, weather-appropriate attire.
• Wear closed-toed shoes.
• Notify your volunteer coordinator if you are unable to deliver backpacks to your assigned school.

Don’t

• Store BackPacks overnight in your vehicle.
 

If you’re delivering Meals on Wheels:
 

Do

• Wear casual, comfortable, weather-appropriate attire.
• Wear your MOW badge for identification throughout your route.
• Place a MOW magnet on the side of your car during your route.
• Observe the physical well-being of the recipient.  Call the Client Services Department with any comments regarding the clients.
• Call 911 immediately to report emergencies.
• Do call the MOW office to report emergencies after calling 911.

Do not

• Leave a client unattended in an emergency.
• Discuss client information with anyone but MOW staff.

If you’re a packer and loader at 1601 Rhoadmiller Sreet:
 

Do

• Wear casual, comfortable, weather-appropriate attire.
• Wear closed-toed shoes.
• Know the daily packing room procedures.
• Consult a staff member with any questions or concerns.

Do not

• Load coolers onto carts without a staff members’ instructions.
• Leave the building prior to the designated dispatch time or without staff knowledge.

Many of the kids are able to try a variety of foods that they otherwise may have not had the opportunity to try. Parents have commented on the kids who have come home and stated that they tried a new food and that they enjoyed it.

Kids Cafe program

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