We are always looking for volunteers, both during food distributions times and at other times to help clean and organize. Without the food drives that local groups run, we would sometimes struggle to provide extra food for our clients. The same people who volunteer and run food drives often make the effort to raise awareness of our food pantry and other local organizations like the Crisis Center and Crosslines. This is so important because it not only helps more people in need find us, but it also helps more donors find us.
Clipping coupons can help poor families buy more groceries with their money, but donating coupons to those in need can be helpful as well. Often they cannot afford to buy the newspapers that carry the coupons, so donations of coupons is a blessing. We can take coupons at our food pantry and make them available for those who wish to use them.
And oh how we would LOVE to have a community garden! We do not have space at our facility, though, so someone would have to sponsor it and probably many people would have to maintain it. Even just a handful of gardeners adding a few extra feet of vegetables to their home gardens and donating the bounty to us would be an amazing help!