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Richmond County Food Distribution to Students
Volunteers are needed for food distribution to students from 20 different locations. Many of these locations will need people who can deliver as well. You can serve at Garrett Elementary, 1100 Eisenhower Dr.; Copeland Elementary, 1440 Jackson Rd.; or W.S. Hornsby Elementary, 310 Kentucky Rd. To serve just arrive at one of these locations at 10:30 a.m. and you will be given instructions to direct traffic or hand out food. Contact Luke Niday for more information.
Golden Harvest Mobile Market
In response to the growing need in our community, Golden Harvest is holding a no-contact, drive-through Mobile Market food distribution for those affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Food will be available at zero cost to anyone in need. A truck from Golden Harvest Food Bank will deliver food boxes to the designated location. Food boxes will be prepared before the distribution day.
Locations. Golden Harvest is partnering with schools and community organizations. Each mobile market will be held at a different location.
Volunteer Tasks. Volunteers will be given a specific assignment when they arrive. This might include helping unload the GHFB truck, directing the line of cars, gathering client information via a short questionnaire, placing food boxes inside clients vehicles, and welcoming everyone with a warm smile.
Food Distribution Day. Clients will remain in their vehicles throughout the food distribution. Volunteers will ask clients to roll down their window to answer a few general questions from a safe distance. The government requires that Golden Harvest gather certain information about those they serve. This includes name, address, phone number, number and ages of people in household. Clients will be asked to open their trunk, and a volunteer will place a box of food inside. For safety reasons, we should not place food boxes anywhere except the trunk, and we cannot provide access to restrooms at the designated site during the actual food distribution.
Volunteer Requirements. Volunteers should be at least 18 years old, comfortable standing outside for 3-4 hours, and able to lift 5-10 pounds repeatedly. Volunteers should dress in casual clothes that can get dirty and comfortable tennis shoes.
For more information, contact Ann Malay, 706.736.1199, ext. 236.