August 7, 2015 - ASIS Boston & IAHSS Boston
Day of Service
The Greater Boston Food Bank
Sponsored by RSIG Security
It’s time to give back to our local communities! ASIS Boston and IAHSS Boston have teamed up to support the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) with a day of service by our members. In an effort to support the GBFB’s mission to end hunger, we are looking for volunteers to contribute to The Greater Boston Food Bank by working a shift on August 7, 2015.
As a volunteer, you will be assigned to one of the following: working in GBFB warehouse or inspecting, sorting, and packing food and grocery products. While a few tasks require the ability to lift a 30-pound box, most tasks require the ability to stand and inspect products for the length of the shift. All volunteers need to wear closed toe footwear or they will not be allowed to participate on the day of the event.
There is a limit of 40 people. Help us represent the ASIS Boston Chapter and the IAHSS Boston Chapter - register below today.
Friday, August 7, 2015
1:00pm - 3:30pm
The Greater Boston Food Bank
70 South Bay Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
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Parking is free.
Cost / Registration:
Registration is free.
Registration is now closed.
Additional Event Information:
Below are some details that should help you prepare for your volunteer shift.
Volunteers enter through our main lobby and will be directed by our receptionist to our waiting area. Our volunteer staff will greet you and get you started on your volunteer project. We have lockers for purses or bags, but GBFB is not responsible for lost or stolen items. If your entire group is running very late or if anyone is lost and needs directions, please call 617-427-5200 to let the volunteer associate know.
All volunteers are trained in food safety at the beginning of the shift. Volunteers will inspect, sort and pack donated grocery products that are then distributed to hunger relief agencies. Volunteers work together as a team on an assembly line, and may be working alongside other groups. Some volunteers load boxes onto conveyer belts, other volunteers inspect products, others sort products, and others check and label boxes. A few of these "jobs" require the ability to lift a box of about 30 pounds, but the majority of positions simply require that a volunteer can stand and inspect products for a few hours. Your group project may involve frozen packaged meat sorting; we provide gloves for this project.
All volunteers must be 16 years of age and older regardless of parental permission or attendance.
We have a CLOSED-TOE SHOE POLICY (no sandals or flip flops) as we are a working warehouse. Those wearing open-toed shoes will not be allowed to volunteer.
Volunteers will want to wear comfortable clothes they do not mind getting dirty.You should avoid wearing loose clothing, including: untucked shirts, wide sleeves, wallet chains, bracelets or long necklaces. Long hair should be tied back or contained in a hat.
Please park in our gated lot located diagonally across the street from our building with a GBFB sign on the front. The gate will lift automatically when you approach the lot entrance. During the work week, we provide parking but encourage carpooling as the lot can fill up on weekdays, and we cannot guarantee a space. Please do NOT park in "member agency" spaces. If the lot is full, we have an alternative lot at the end of the building to which we can direct you as necessary. Weekends have plenty of parking options.
Two local options who deliver to us are Sal's Pizzeria at (617) 268-5800 and Broadway’s Best Pizza (617) 268-1228. Your group is welcome to enjoy a meal during our training so ordering it for delivery arrival 15 minutes before your shift begins or before it ends is a good option. Usually we ask that you stick to "lunch time" between 12:00-1:00pm or, for our Wednesday evening shift, we ask that you order bfroe your shift at around 5:00pm instead of the end of your shift. When you make delivery plans for your group please let us know so that we can let our receptionist know and so we can prepare for your shift accordingly.
We encourage donations of non-perishable food; donations can be brought in with you on the day of your visit. We can even set up a virtual food drive so that your team can purchase food online and compete against other groups! Please visit our website to download resources to support your food drive including a list of the best foods to donate. http://gbfb.org/how-to-help/food-drives.php