Altadena Farmers' Market No-Contact Market
Quick Overview: Volunteers are needed to help with our no-contact distribution of food to our customers and low-income senior free box recipients.
Mission or Broader Program Description: Our goal is to make healthy food accessible in the food desert of West Altadena.
Impact: Many of our customers are immune-compromised and don't feel comfortable shopping in conventional grocery stores. Our market offers a safe alternative for purchasing fresh produce. Additionally, we offer 30 free produce boxes weekly to low-income seniors and EBT recipients who can't use their CalFresh cards at the market.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Our volunteers assist with the following:
- Setting up tents and tables for the market
- Alphabetizing customer order sheets
- Filling customer orders
- Delivery orders to customers' trunks for no-contact distribution
- Breaking down tents and tables
Requirements: This opportunity is for volunteers 18 years old or older. We work outdoors, under canopies, all day.
Additional Details: The Market provides water, lunch and scheduled breaks for all volunteers who are with us over four hours.
Accessibility: Wheelchair ramps are available for volunteers.
· All vendors separated by 12 feet
· No customer shopping – the current option is pickup only. Items have been prepaid.
· No-contact deliveries allowed
· Pickups are dropped in customers’ trunks. Customers do not leave their cars.
· Employees are assigned to specific vendors, and remain over 6 feet from each other.
· No musicians or other entertainment
· No food preparation on site
· No handling of cash or market scrips
· Hand washing station (will purchase a new one if we can't access the shed)
· Public restroom with hand washing sinks
· Available sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, Lysol spray and gloves
· Frequent sanitizing of surfaces.
· Staff reminded to change their gloves and wash hands frequently
· Signs posted regarding State and County protocols
All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety
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