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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 20, 2018

Lord’s Cupboard announces volunteer opportunities

Sep 20, 2017

The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County invites the community to join in its efforts to feed the community’s hungry; there are two volunteering opportunities available: weekly Volunteers and substitute Volunteers.

Volunteers should be able to lift 20 pounds comfortably and stand for up to three hours.

The weekly volunteer shift consists of one weekday afternoon per week, 12:55-4 p.m. These volunteers are trained to fill grocery orders, stock shelves, and otherwise assist clients. A weekly volunteer is needed for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

“If you prefer adding a commitment to your calendar for the same time and day every week, then this is for you,” said Laura Cohen, executive director of The Lord’s Cupboard.

Substitute volunteers are called upon to fill in when a regular weekly volunteer needs to be absent. Substitutes are able to select the afternoons which fit into their schedules, and there is usually plenty of notice.

“This is ideal for folks who want to help, but can’t fit it in every week,” said Cohen.

For more information, go to www.LordsCupboard.org and click on “Volunteer!” or stop by during open hours to pick up a volunteer application.

The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County serves as the county’s emergency food pantry and serves about 500 food orders per month.

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