Food bank volunteering opportunities for the holidays

The Capital Area Food Bank receives more than half of its total donations for the year in November and December. That’s more than 635,000 pounds of food, people. And it will just stack up and get dusty unless you’re there to help sort it and get it ready for distribution.

Get a group together and sign up to spend time at the Food Bank. They totally take care of you, training you and making you feel like you know what you’re doing. It’s a great bonding experience with your group. Plus you get to see the food bank’s shelf of weird donated food items – lots of British foods, I think.

The Food Bank invites adult volunteers (18 and older) to accept donations from the public on the receiving dock and/or inspect and sort donated food in Product Recovery, Monday through Friday, through the end of the year.
Volunteers must be able to lift 25 pounds.
To sign up, email Paige DeLeon, Volunteer Resources Director, at pdeleon@austinfoodbank.org or call 512-684-2544 to get scheduled, or visit www.austinfoodbank.org.

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