Spanish Catholic Center DC


COVID-19 Volunteer Activities - Friday: Stock the Food Pantry

Friday: Stock the Food Pantry 

Join Catholic Charities at their Spanish Catholic Center location in DC to assist with the weekly food distribution. Now more than ever we need volunteers to assist our operations as more and more people in our community begin to rely upon local food donation centers to feed their families.

Volunteers who are screened and cleared will help unload the truck and stuck up the food pantry.  

As a precaution: Volunteers who wish to continue helping may return every two weeks

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • 5 volunteers will work with the staff.  
  • Help unload food from the delivery truck.
  • Assist staff to stock up the food pantry with the items delivered. 

Safety measures to mitigate COVID-19: 

  • Register online for a shift 
  • Participate in phone health screening questions 24 hrs in advance and upon arrival. 
  • Bring "Travel Letter" in case needed. 
  • Wear mask or face cover --bring your own. 
  • Wear gloves--(provided onsite) 
  • Occupy a marked space, maintain physical distance.
  • Follow staff/safety monitor's instructions. 
  • Schedule volunteer shifts at least 14 days apart. 

Desired Skills and Characteristics: 

  • Helpful and cooperative and a calm demeanor. 
  • Able to follow directions and maintain a safe environment 
  • Able to stand for approximately 3 hrs. 
  • Able to lift approximately 25 pounds at a time and lighter weights repeatedly. 

Qualifications: 

  • Following CDC recommendations, we suggest all volunteers be between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age. High school students can participate if accompanied by an adult and they bring a Parent Guardian Waiver form.
  • Volunteers MUST affirm: 
    • Are free from COVID-19 like symptoms, including allergy-induced coughing, for the last 14 days. 
    • Everyone in their household is free from COVID-19 symptoms. 
    • Everyone in their household has practiced safe social distancing for the last 14 days. 
    • Able to provide their own face cover or mask AND wear it for the duration of their volunteer shift.

Location: 

  • Spanish Catholic Center: 1618 Monroe St NW, Washington DC 20100 
  • VERY LIMITED street parking available near SCC, There is a paid public garage 4 blocks away at the Target on 14th st.

Time Commitment: 

  • Volunteers will register for a one 2 hr shift. ( 3 volunteers needed)
  • Every Friday from  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm. 
  • Volunteers may return for a shift once every 2 weeks. 

 

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Friday, July 10, 2020 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Friday, July 17, 2020 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Friday, July 24, 2020 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Friday, July 31, 2020 12:00 PM 2:00 PM