Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness
Homeless

Age Minimum (with Adult): 15+, Minimum Age:15+, Orientation Required

Assemble Grocery Bags for Distribution at the American Red Cross Food Pantry


Volunteers will prepare bags of groceries with fresh and frozen foods (may include meat and fish) as well as dry goods and cans to be distributed the next morning to clients. All volunteers are REQUIRED to wear sturdy shoes or sneakers. For safety reasons, no open-toed shoes or sandals will be allowed in the warehouse. During the cooler months, please bring warm clothing and a pair of gloves, as it can get cold in the warehouse while handling frozen food packages.
 
Please do not bring any valuables (i.e. smartphones, jewelry, etc.) to this project. If this is not possible, please keep all valuable items with you at all times. The Red Cross Food Pantry is not responsible for any lost items. 
 
T-Accessible, Red Line (Andrew)

This opportunity is reserved for Boston Cares members who have completed an orientation. 

Youth Friendly, 15+. All volunteers under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years old. All volunteers under 18 years old must bring a permission form signed by a parent or guardian to give to the Project Leader. Please email youth@bostoncares.org or call 617-422-0910 x208 if you would like to bring youth to this project. 
 
About the American Red Cross: 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 week's worth of emergency food to 4,500 low-income clients per month.
 
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