Please note: If you are feeling sick, have had any COVID symptoms which include fever, cough and shortness of breath in the past 14 days, or identify as having a higher risk for severe illness please stay home and be safe. While we encourage participation for those that are low-risk and in good health, we ask everyone, irrespective of age and health status, to adopt extra safety measures. We welcome you to join any of our virtual service events and look forward to seeing you healthy at a future project.
Platoon Leaders will ensure the safety of our volunteers, partners and the community by implementing safety protocols and procedures . Please contact the event organizer if you have any questions.
It is clear that the need for a shift to Operation Nourish was an essential one. The number of individuals looking for assistance has increased. I would have hoped by now we would be on the down turn. Unfortunately this is not the case, many food pantries and food banks have increased their operations. But the number of volunteers has not increased, and in some cases it has decreased. Leaving these operations short handed and over worked. For this event we will be partnering with Feeding Tampa Bay to assist and support in their efforts to provide food to our community. Last month the platoon assisted in servicing over 3,000 vehicles this is not counting the multiple families contained in some vehicles. If you are willing and able to assist it would make a world of difference to those out here working these events, as well as the countless individuals relying on these food drives to help make ends meet. Here is Feeding Tampa Bays Guiding Principles. • We are mission passionate for feeding those in need • We fight hunger, not just with food, but with knowledge of the issue • We serve our clients compassionately and free of prejudice • We act with integrity as we steward the resources entrusted to us • We value collaborative partnerships – both internally and externally – which are the lifeblood of our success • We are driven by the moral responsibility to uplift our community Minimum age is 13 years old with adult supervision. We ask for 1 adult for every 5 youth Here are some important reminders to help you best prepare for your time with us: 1. In order to volunteer with us, you MUST wear closed toe shoes. *Your safety is important to us. If you arrive in open-toe shoes, we cannot guarantee an activity for you to participate in and you may be asked to come back another time. 2. We provide all orientation on site at the start of your service - no need to study anything before you see us! 3. All volunteers will check in with the Feeding Tampa Bay staff member on site who will direct you to sign in and fill out a name tag. 4. Masks and gloves will be provided to all volunteers on site. If you have any questions prior to your volunteer session or need any special accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact our Volunteer Services Team at email@example.com
What To Wear :
Your TMC Blue shirt Closed toe shoes
What To Bring :
On site as directed. Will up date via email once registered.
Inclement Weather Plan :
Please plan accordingly if rain in present we will still provide and load in the rain.