COVID-19 Food give away
Our Saviour Center’s Food Pantry was founded in 1985 and today distributes over 227 tons of food to the food insecure in the San Gabriel Valley. All persons facing food insecurity are welcome at Our Saviour Center. At least (2) bags of food are given per household, once a week. Food is intended to be taken off site and consumed elsewhere. This is a food pantry, not a food kitchen.
Impact: Volunteers will be contributing to those families and individuals that are in need of food during this time of crisis with Covid-19
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:
Please note: All of these positions require extensive standing or walking.
Social Distancing Monitors – Bilingual Spanish or Mandarin or Korean or Vietnamese preferred. Position requires monitoring and enforcing the 6’ social distancing formation of clients as they wait in line for their food distribution. These positions are outside and needed for our Walk-up clients; those clients who do not have cars.
Parking Lot Monitors – Direct Food Pantry clients who are arriving and departing via car. These positions are outside.
Client Check-in – Again, bilingual Spanish or Mandarin or Korean or Vietnamese preferred. Position verifies client ID and notates client’s visit to the Food Pantry on that specific day. These positions are located outside.
Back of House Fulfillment – Ability to fill and lift 10-20 pound bags of food for distribution to clients.
Food Bag Distribution – Ability to carry (2) 20-pound bags of food to clients in our Drive-Thru distribution. This is a new process added due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food Pantry Volunteer hours:
Mondays, and Wednesdays 9:00am – 1pm till July 1
AS OF JULY 1ST WE WILL ONLY BE OPEN ON WEDNESDAYS 9AM TO 1PM
Food Pantry location:
Mt. View Family Center
2740 Mt. View Rd.
El Monte, CA 91732
Covid-19 Precautions: All volunteers will be given gloves and face masks as personal protection equipment. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing. In the event of rain, volunteers need to wear rain gear and bring their own umbrella, as they may have a volunteer activity that requires them to stand outside. With this said, we will do our best to station first-time volunteers inside.
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