PRSA/SENE Annual Meeting + RI Community Food Bank Volunteering Event

When:
December 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
2018-12-10T08:30:00-05:00
2018-12-10T10:30:00-05:00
Where:
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
200 Niantic Ave
Providence, RI 02907
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Giselle Mahoney
401-521-2700
PRSA/SENE Annual Meeting + RI Community Food Bank Volunteering Event @ Rhode Island Community Food Bank | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

This year, we’re turning our Annual Meeting event outward and focusing on the communities we’re a part of. In the spirit of the season, we’re proud to team up with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. We’ll start with a brief look at the PRSA/SENE Chapter year in review and into 2019; hear some Food Bank insights from its Director of Communications, Hugh Minor; and then get to the good stuff – rolling up our sleeves and lending a helping hand with the Food Bank staff to inspect, sort, and pack food for distribution to Rhode Island families.

Did you know? The Food Bank safely and efficiently moves nearly 200,000 pounds of food out its doors each week.

This event is FREE to attend! We encourage you to bring a non-perishable food item for donation (see most-needed items below).

When:  Monday, December 10, 2018
8:30am – Arrival and networking
9:00am – Annual meeting business
9:15am – RI Community Food Bank presentation
9:30am-10:30am – Volunteer shift in the warehouse (volunteers are welcome to stay longer, please let us know in advance if you plan to do so)

Where: Rhode Island Community Food Bank
200 Niantic Ave
Providence, RI 02907
rifoodbank.org

Attend: Free! We encourage you to bring a non-perishable food item for donation.

Most-Needed Non-Perishable Food Items:
– Peanut butter
– Whole wheat pasta
– Tuna
– Brown rice
– Canned & dried beans
– Boxed macaroni & cheese
– Canned soups & stews
– Canned fruits & vegetables
– Granola bars
– Tomato sauce
– Breakfast cereals
– Extra virgin olive oil
Learn more: https://rifoodbank.org/get-involved/donate-food

Volunteer Guidelines:
All attendees should abide by the following Food Bank Volunteer Guidelines:

  • All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops).
  • Volunteers can dress comfortably in clothing they don’t mind getting a little dirty. Our warehouse is heated in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer, but it is always best to dress in layers to stay comfortable.
  • Volunteers should be capable of lifting 30-35 pounds.
  • Each volunteer must be able to read dates and ingredient labels on food containers and make judgments regarding food safety. Proper training will be provided by Food Bank staff.
  • Volunteers must be able to see and hear warehouse machines in operation.
  • There is plenty of free parking on-site. The Food Bank is located at 200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI 02907.  Directions can be found on our website: rifoodbank.org.
  • The use of cell phones, iPods or any device that may distract volunteers from their surroundings in the warehouse is prohibited.
  • We have a break room that volunteers are welcome to leave coats and/or other belongings; however we do not have lockers to secure valuables so volunteers may want to leave purses or other valuable items in their vehicles during their shift.
  • Accommodations for volunteers with special needs or unique circumstances are addressed on a case by case basis. Please contact PRSA/SENE to discuss.

View full guidelines in PDF – RI Community Food Bank Group Volunteer Guidelines

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