This monthly blog post updates individuals about upcoming CAFB volunteer opportunities.
Healthy Food Promotions Volunteer – Ongoing
Beginning in November, the Healthy Eating Department is seeking volunteers for our Healthy Food Promotions Volunteer Team. The Healthy Food Promotions Volunteer will assist with cooking demonstrations; prepare and hand out food samples; assist chefs and instructors for events in the Mildred J. Brooks Learning Center; and sort through recipes to add to the food bank recipe database. Please click here to learn more and to sign-up.
Spanish Recipe Editing Volunteer – Ongoing
The Healthy Eating Department seeks a volunteer who can edit and proofread translated recipe cards. The Spanish Recipe Editing Volunteer will be part of our Healthy Food Promotions Volunteer Team. This team of volunteers is pivotal to the development of a bilingual recipe card database, recipe testing, cooking demonstrations, cooking classes and healthy food trainings for our partner agencies. Please click here to learn more and to sign-up.
Food 2 Feed Food Drive – November 15
Join the Capital Area Food Bank, WHUR-FM, WHUR World, Giant, Suntrust and Wegmans for
Food2Feed, a day-long food and funds drive. Monetary and food donations will be collected at the Old Post Office Pavilion. Volunteers are needed to help with our “Bucket Brigade” and will be stationed near the event to collect monetary donations. We are looking for energetic individuals and groups who are capable of standing for up to three hours at a time. This is a great way to help raise money for the Thanksgiving holiday! Volunteers must be 18 years or older to participate in this event. Please click here to sign up and choose a shift from our online calendar.
Help Us End Hunger Food Drives – Nov. 17, Dec. 1, Dec. 8 and Dec. 15
Join the Capital Area Food Bank and help collect food at the Help Us End Hunger Food Drive. Volunteers will host a table, distribute fliers and help collect canned goods at Safeway grocery stores throughout the region. We are looking for energetic individuals that are passionate about the food bank to volunteer at these events. Please click here to sign up and choose a shift from our online calendar.
Volunteer Leader Training – November 28
Volunteer Leaders are essential to the success of the Capital Area Food Bank’s Volunteer Programs Department. They represent the food bank at various events throughout the region and help ensure that volunteers have a positive experience. If you’re interested in leading other volunteers and are passionate about hunger issues, then email Michael McRae at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and sign-up.
Volunteers are needed daily at various locations that aren’t listed on this blog post. Please visit our calendar of ongoing volunteer opportunities and sign-up for a project that fits your interests and schedule. Without volunteers, the Capital Area Food Bank could not carry out its mission of nourishing those in need.