Distribute Food at the American Red Cross Food Pantry
The American Red Cross works to provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The Boston Food Pantry provides a 3-day supply of emergency food to 4,500 low-income clients per month.
Volunteers will help distribute food to clients, prepare bags of perishable items for distribution, and pack food bags for the next distribution date.
All volunteers are REQUIRED to wear sturdy shoes or sneakers. For safety reasons, no open-toed shoes will be allowed in the warehouse.
***PLEASE NOTE: The American Red Cross Boston Food Pantry requires all employees and in-person volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 effective January 4, 2022.
In order to volunteer in the pantry, volunteers must receive the 1st vaccine dose on or before January 3, so that they can ensure they are fully vaccinated by February 15. (Fully Vaccinated means at least 14 days have passed after receiving the final vaccine dose)
In-person volunteers who do not have full vaccination status by February 16, 2022 cannot volunteer in their facility. They can only return after they are fully vaccinated.
To enter our pantry, volunteers will need to show that they are vaccinated against COVID-19. That verification can be done with:
- a CDC vaccination card
- a digital image of your CDC card
- an image of any official immunization record, or
- any other COVID vaccine verification app.***
T-Accessible: Andrew (Red Line)
At Boston Cares, we recognize that diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental values that guide our mission and work. Boston Cares is committed to creating a community where everyone is valued, respected, and can come and participate as their authentic selves. We expect that all volunteers and partners join us in promoting a safe and supportive space for everyone.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 15+, Minimum Age:15+
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