Serve at the Food Shelf
There are a wide variety of opportunities for serving the community through the food shelf.
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
Prayer Warrior (1–2 hours/week)
Receive prayer request emails and pray for the volunteers and clients visiting the food shelf.
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.
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.
Fill client food orders from the freezers, refrigerator and produce table.
Set up and maintain refreshments, greet clients upon arrival, monitor recreation room during shopping time and facilitate children's activities.
Thursdays, 3:30–6:15pm and 5:45–8:30pm
Saturdays, 8:30–10:45am and 10:15am–12:30pm
- 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.