Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pantry Needs Volunteers for New Evening Hours

The Friendship Center Food Pantry needs people to volunteer on Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. at its site at 43 Eagle St. starting on Wednesday, July 13. Contact denisekrutiak@yahoo.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Open since mid-February during the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Wednesday, the pantry now has more than 350 member households and serves between 65 and 84 households per week. We have an adequate amount of wonderful volunteers on Wednesdays during the day, but now that we will also be opening for a second time later on each Wednesday, we will need about 12 volunteers each day to make the late-afternoon, early-evening session work.

Tasks include filling orders from our visitors, greeting our visitors, keeping track of visits and registering new members, and stocking shelves.

Please consider coming down to visit and find out what we are about. Our aim is to treat the people who visit us with dignity as sisters and brothers and build relationships of friendship.

We are also instituting a cleaning crew every other Saturday, starting Saturday, July 9. Contact Mark Rondeau at markrondeau@earthlink.net if you are interested in participating.

The Friendship Center Food Pantry is a program of the Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative, which meets the third Friday of the month at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of North Adams (Use Eagle Street entrance).

For more information, visit our blog at http://northernberkshireinterfaith.blogspot.com

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