Food4Kids Summer Program has Begun!

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Each week during summer school vacation our clients come and pick up fresh fruit,vegetables,yogurt and lunch/breakfast foods to help supplement what the school lunch program provides during the school year.

Pat Salisbury & her sister Nancy Faria have volunteered to help with this program this summer by picking out all of the fruits and vegetables for us!  A big Thank You to them!

To learn how you can be involved with this or other programs here at the EBFP call 401-396-9490.

 

 

East Bay Food Pantry Job Opportunity

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                                    JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION:       Volunteer Coordinator

REPORTS TO:  Director of Programs and Operations

SUPERVISES:   Volunteers

HOURS:           Approximately 15 hours per week

 

 

         

 

BASIC FUNCTION:                 

Assists with day-to-day operations of the Food Pantry & Thrift Store Volunteer Programs.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Recruits & manages volunteers
  • Greets volunteers and determines placement
  • Responds to inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities in a timely manner
  • Processes all volunteer applications and confidentiality agreements
  • Schedules volunteer orientations, training, and development
  • Maintains volunteer database and files
  • Maintains a monthly report of volunteer hours
  • Assists with volunteer appreciation events
  • Provides ongoing support and guidance for volunteers
  • Maintains volunteer schedule and list of jobs with input from Thrift Shop Manager and Director of Programs and Operations, including, but not limited to: assisting clients with food program shopping; set-up and clean-up for food programs; shopping for specialty foods; pick-ups from businesses, farms, and individuals; snow/water clean-up; keeping food pantry, thrift shop, and storage areas clean and organized; handling donations and RI Community Food Bank food, etc.
  • Performs volunteer tasks when volunteers are unavailable
  • Manages food drives
  • And, all other duties as assigned.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Heavy lifting required
  • Involves walking, stooping, standing and reaching to a significant degree.

 

LICENSE:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • May require driving within an hour radius.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma + interest in social services area required
  • Computer skills: word processing, data entry, Excel highly desirable

           

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

 

                                                              

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

 

Please submit resumes to:
Karen Griffith
East Bay Food Pantry
150 Franklin St.
Bristol, RI 02809

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At the East Bay Food Pantry, food is available to anyone in need in our community.  We currently serve over 400 households representing over 800 unique individuals (34% children 24% Seniors).  Our “Client Choice” Food Pantry is set up grocery store style:  our clients get a shopping basket and choose what their family needs and likes based on household size and key nutritional guidelines.

Our Thrift Shop is the sustaining force behind the East Bay Food Pantry.  All are welcome to shop at the Thrift Shop!  We have a wonderful array of quality items, treasures, and curiosities at great prices and the selection is always changing.   Come in often to shop and make donations of quality, in-season clothing, furniture and household items.  Your donations and purchases directly support our food pantry programs.  Please help spread the word to friends, family, and neighbors about this “shopping for a cause” option in Bristol!

Each year, we organize a fundraising event to raise awareness of our mission and support our food programs.  Uncorked! takes place in the fall and features live music, local eats, and cold beverages.

Food and funds are donated by various organizations around the community including The East Bay Cares Program of the Bristol County Elks, Bristol Rotary, Bristol County Lions, Rogers Free Library, Downtown Bristol Merchants Association, Rockwell, Colt-Andrews, and Guiteras Elementary Schools, Mt. Hope High School, First Congregational Church in Bristol, First Baptist Church of Bristol, Roger Williams University, Bryant University; and by numerous businesses, families, and individuals.

The East Bay Food Pantry is a proud member of the RI Community Food Bank network of agencies and the Bristol County Basic Needs Network.  We are a 501c(3) non-profit organization and donations are tax-deductible.  We welcome your donations.

Your good works and generosity help us fulfill our mission: “to engage, educate and empower the east bay in creating a hunger-free community.”

Click here to see answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the East Bay Food Pantry and Thrift Shop.  You may also learn more about us on the Our Story page.

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Food4Kids Summer Program has Begun!

  Each week during summer school vacation our clients come and pick up fresh fruit,vegetables,yogurt and lunch/breakfast foods to help supplement what the school lunch program provides during the school year. Pat Salisbury & her sister Nancy Faria have volunteered to help with this program this summer by picking out all of the fruits and …

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