Come join us the 2nd Saturday of every month (excluding December) from 8:30 to 11:30 am at the MLM Warehouse to distribute fresh fruits and veggies to our Kansas City neighbors. This takes place at our central location (3031 Holmes,Kansas City, MO 64109).
Harvesters delivers 15 pallets of fresh produce, and we need many hands to help sort, pack, hand out and carry these items. Due to the high demand, oftentimes our clients might wait in line for many hours to receive the produce. A volunteer of any age (over 5 years) and any physical limitation can contribute.
Join your neighbors to share fresh produce with those in need during this monthly family-friendly event.
No December event
A volunteer of any age (over 5 years) and any physical limitation can contribute. Examples of jobs you might expect to do:
Sorting & Packing
Upon arrival you might be asked to sort through the produce received at a specific ‘station.’ Here you will be given instruction on grouping items together and bagging them, or something similar. This is done before the warehouse doors are open to the public.
Once the warehouse door is open to the public, you might be assigned to man a specific fruit/vegetable station. You will remain there the entire time and hand out the designated amount to each guest that would like to receive it. You will be told by an MLM staffer the quantity you can give out.
As a carrier, you will walk alongside a guest and carry his/her groceries as they make their way through the line. You will have the opportunity to chat and interact with one another, and see that they make it to their mode of transportation with all groceries intact!
Many, many boxes are used to hold the fresh produce. Throughout the duration of the distribution it is essential to have a couple volunteers who are able to break down boxes and take them to our recycling dumpster, just outside the warehouse doors.
Oftentimes we have non-perishable sack lunches that are donated by churches, organizations and individuals. Our guests that go to the 2nd Saturday Mobile Food Pantry receive a sack lunch. You might be assigned to hand out the sack lunches, and this is done out of our Food Pantry.
Questions? Please contact Amy Viets, Volunteer Development Coordinator
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