Opportunity Details

Distribute Food to Seniors at the American Red Cross Food Pantry


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Help distribute food to senior clients at the American Red Cross Food Pantry with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. The CSF Program is sponsored through the Greater Boston Food Bank!

Volunteers will help with greeting, processing intake, helping clients carry (15-20lb.) food bags, and clean up. Food bags are pre-packed therefore no assembling or preparation is required. 
Multilingual (Chinese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Creole) volunteers are encouraged to help with intake.

***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 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.***

MBTA Accessible: Red Line (Andrew)
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Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Orientation Required

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