Our church participates in a citywide second-harvest program that rescues excess food from hospitals, hotels, restaurants, schools, grocery stores, and businesses and gets it into the hands of individuals and families who need it. Community Food Response, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1993 to meet the growing need of families for a supplemental source of food. All of the food is prepared in licensed kitchens and would normally be disposed of at the end of the day.
How can I help?
For a detailed description or to sign up, click on this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904084eaea728ab9-uucfrdays
You can help by volunteering to take a 2 ½-hour shift on the 5th Monday, Wednesday, or Friday of each month at Bethel Lutheran Church.
The first shift (1:30-4:00 pm) helps sort the food.
The second shift (4:00-6:30 pm) finishes sorting and distributes food to those who come for help.
How does Community Food Response work?
Drivers from CFR pick up the food in coolers and return it to our distribution site at Bethel Lutheran Church. A second set of volunteers sort the food for distribution, and a third group of volunteers distributes it to the clients. Food is picked up five days per week, and distribution takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Most of the volunteers come from churches or service organizations.
How can I get more information?
If any questions or want to help, contact Sarah Rothwell, Coordinator