Utah Food Bank  

Posted by brookeaprilrain

Yesterday, I went and donated a few hours to the Utah Food Bank. We put fish sticks in plastic bags. Let me just say this, if I never see a fish stick again it will be too soon. I love fish, but now that I know how fish sticks are sorted (Kinda like All processed foods) I realize it's not something I Ever want to eat. However, doing what we did was really cool, because these bags of fish sticks are going to help some needy family out there who could really use it.

If you are interested in donating a couple of hours to the food bank you should check out their website and sign up.

http://www.utahfoodbank.org/home/

Here is some additional information that I found out:

Volunteers help out in our warehouse with a variety of projects including repackaging food, re-labeling food, packing senior food boxes, or sorting food drive. If you would like to come and volunteer in our warehouse by yourself or with one other person we always welcome the help. If there will be more than 2 people coming, please call to schedule your group in advance
Volunteers also help out with delivering senior food boxes. We require that you schedule at least two days in advance. If you will be delivering more than 10 boxes you must schedule at least one week in advance.
If you are interested in decorating senior food boxes and would like 50 or less, you may pick them up any time during our regular volunteer hours, listed below. If you would like more than 50 please call in advance so we can make sure we have enough.
If you need to schedule any groups larger than 2 people (school, church, family, business, etc) please call or email to schedule with Jennifer Layton JenniferL@utahfoodbank.org (801-887-1297) or Haley Greer HaleyG@utahfoodbank.org (801-887-1229) or Brandon Daniels BrandonD@utahfoodbank.org (801-887-1266).
Please also call any of the above numbers if you are interested in our Kids Café or senior yard care opportunities and we can direct you to the appropriate staff member.
Our volunteer hours are:
Monday thru Thursday: 10am to 9pm
Friday: 8am to 4pm
Saturdays: 8am to 2pm
Please note: Volunteers assisting in the warehouse must be at least 12 years old for safety reasons. Volunteers 12-15 years of age must always be supervised by an adult. Monday evenings from 4:30-6:00 and 6:00-7:30 children 6 years and over are allowed with adult supervision.
If you need to complete court ordered hours, please come to a mandatory orientation held each Monday at 4:00 PM and each Thursday at 6:00 PM. Bring court papers with you. Individuals who have committed crimes that are violent or sexual in nature are not able to complete court ordered community service here. Court ordered volunteers are not eligible to help with any projects off-site. All hours must be completed in our warehouse.
We are located at 3150 S. 900 W. Please call our main line at 801-978-2452 for directions.

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