Serve at the Food Shelf

There are a wide variety of opportunities for serving the community through the food shelf.

Donate

Personal Items: Toothpaste and toothbrushes, shampoo and conditioner, feminine hygiene products, Band-Aids and antiseptic ointment

Household: Laundry and dish detergents, paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, bar soap, paper bags

Dry Goods: Coffee, tea, hot chocolate mix, baking mixes, packaged cookies

Volunteer

APPLY

NON-SHIFT SERVANTS

Prayer Warrior (1–2 hours/week)        
Receive prayer request emails and pray for the volunteers and clients visiting the food shelf. 

SHIFT SERVANTS

Food Shelf Supervisors
Coordinate the operation of the food shelf during open hours.

  • First shift: Open food shelf, check-in and oversee volunteers, greet clients, maintain order and cleanliness of the facility and troubleshoot as needed. Share salvation decision stories with the Community Outreach Director. Meet with second shift supervisor for smooth transitions.
  • Second shift All the responsibilities of the first shift supervisor, except for opening the food shelf. Close the food shelf at the end of the shift.

Intake Workers
Facilitate first-time client registration and repeat client check-in. Following intake, assist client with non-perishable shopping. Build relationships with the clients and determine other areas the client may need assistance.

Food Packagers
Fill client food orders from the freezers, refrigerator and produce table.

Hospitality/Recreation Workers
Set up and maintain refreshments, greet clients upon arrival, monitor recreation room during shopping time and facilitate children's activities.

SHIFTS

Thursdays, 3:30–6:15pm and 5:45–8:30pm
Saturdays, 8:30–10:45am and 10:15am–12:30pm

REQUIREMENTS 
  • Attend HopeBridge volunteer training.
  • Attend the HopeBridge Food Shelf orientation.
  • Make New Hope Church your consistent place of worship.
  • Be a senior high student or older (unless accompanied by a parent).
  • Commit to serving at least six hours per month for a six-month period.
CONTACT

Community Outreach or 763-533-5887
Staff