Emergency Distribution Volunteers - Catholic Charities Mobile Food Distribution

Support our community members in need by assisting with a food distribution at multiple sites in Gaithersburg, MD! Volunteers will help unload food boxes of produce, proteins, and prepared meals at three different locations. Now more than ever we need volunteers to assist our operations as more people in our community begin to rely upon local food donation centers. We will meet at Hillside Senior living and proceed to two other locations for a fun, quick, and impactful volunteer event.

 

Location: Meet at

  1. Hillside Senior Living - 200 Skidmore Blvd – 10:30 AM

Drop-off site – In front of Leasing Office

 

  1. Whetstone Apartments -22 Whetstone Dr. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 – 11:15 AM

Drop-off site – sidewalk and courtyard in front of Leasing Center

 

  1. Rosedale Apartments - 16 O'Neill Dr. Gaithersburg, MD 20877 – 12:00 PM

Drop-off site – in front of Leasing Center or at Casey Center in case of rain

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021

Time: 10:30am -12:45pm

Volunteer Duties:

  • Unload the food truck and bring boxes of food to the sites (volunteers will not interact with residents but will drop the food packages in an empty room at each location)
  • Provide your own transportation to each of the 3 sites (locations are within 2.5 miles of each other)
  • Be able to lift and carry 15 lbs. repeatedly
  • Wear a mask and maintain social distancing

Desired Skills and Characteristics: 

  • 18 years of age and older
  • Legally able to drive and provide their own transportation
  • Helpful and cooperative and a calm demeanor.
  • Able to follow directions and maintain a safe environment.
  • Able to lift approximately 30 pounds at a time and lighter weights repeatedly. 

Safety measures to mitigate COVID-19: 

  • Follow staff/safety monitor’s instructions.
  • Following CDC recommendations, we suggest all volunteers be between the ages of 18 and 65 years of age (this is a recommendation, not a requirement). 
  • High school students can participate if accompanied by an adult and they bring a Parent Guardian Waiver form.
  • Volunteers must affirm they are:
    • Free from COVID-19 like symptoms, including allergy-induced coughing, for the 14 days prior to their shift. 
    • Everyone in their household is free from COVID-19 symptoms. 
    • Has not traveled to a COVID-19 hot spot within 14 days of their shift. 
    • Able to provide their own face cover or mask AND wear it for the duration of their volunteer shift.

Click the green "Fill in an Application" button on the top right to sign up for this event.

 

Schedule Summary

This activity has the following schedule


Date Start Time End Time
Friday, March 05, 2021 10:30 AM 12:45 PM