For more information, call 816.285.3154 or email Amy Viets.
MLM partners with Harvesters to take part in their BackSnack program. Children from low income/food insecure families will receive bags of food to take home over the weekend since they do not receive a school lunch over the weekend. These children come from households existing at or below 185% of the poverty level. Harvesters provides the food and MLM volunteers bag and deliver them. These bags are placed in the kiddo’s backpack at each school.
Occasionally we are in need of drivers to deliver BackSnacks to our partner elementary schools. Drivers need to arrive on Thursdays or Fridays every week between 8:30 am and 11:00 am to load up their cars with boxes of BackSnacks that they will drive to the elementary schools. These deliveries occur weekly. We also have a sub list for a driver that might be interested, but might not be available to drive each week. This is helpful if one of our regular volunteers is unavailable to deliver for any amount of time.
Home Bound Senior Drivers
Each month, MLM distributes boxes of USDA commodities to seniors containing such items as cheese, canned vegetables, fruit juice, cereal, protein, and flour. We are always in need of individuals who are willing to deliver a senior commodity box once a month to our homebound elderly clients. The number of senior(s) delivered to, as well as the day and time of the delivery is up to the volunteer! Volunteers would need to come to MLM and pick up the box and deliver it to the client’s home. Please note, each commodity box weighs approximately 25 - 30 pounds.
If a senior is enrolled in the commodity box program but misses one month of picking up their box they are removed from the list. They have to fill out an application and go on a waiting list to begin receiving a box again. This is why it is so helpful to have someone to deliver the box so the senior does not run the risk of being removed from list.
Questions? Please contact Amy Viets, Volunteer Development Coordinator
Bring food to the hungry as an ongoing or substitute delivery driver.
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