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Grocery Packing for Seniors

Thursday, July 15, 2021
8:15 am4:45 pm
Please DO NOT show up for packing without signing up. Packing will be held at Capital Transfer and Storage 1316 Bozeman Ave. Helena, Montana 59601

Grocery Packing for Seniors

One of the services Rocky's Senior Nutrition Program offers low-income seniors, is a food box through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP). Every two months, we distribute boxes consisting of a combination of dry cereals, shelf-stable milk, canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, canned meat (beef, chicken, or tuna), juices and an array of other essential food items. These products help our client's supplement their monthly nutrition needs, and thus aid with their expenses of essential daily living.

Large pallets of food are delivered to a warehouse. We need your help to sort and package these items into single client allotments so they can be delivered to the seniors who need them.

This is a PHYSICALLY DEMANDING JOB. Volunteers must be able to lift at least 25 lbs. and should be comfortable standing/working on cement floors in a warehouse. That being said, you can get a great workout while helping seniors! This is an unheated/uncooled warehouse, so please keep this in mind if you are interested in helping. Depending on the season, dressing in layers is a good idea. There are four time-slots:

Thursday, July 15 - 8:15 am-12:30 pm and 12:30 pm-4:45 pm

Friday, July 16 - 8:15 am-12:30 pm and 12:30 pm-4:45 pm

*We will be checking temperatures and asking some Covid-19 screening questions at each shift. We also ask that you wear a mask and gloves while packing. We will have both available (or you can bring your own mask).

**In order for us to follow social distancing guidelines, please contact Maria Murphy ( 406-457-7376) ahead of time to sign-up and make sure we still have room for more volunteers.

***Please bring a drink and snack if desired.
To ensure we can follow CDC guidelines for Covid-19, please do not just show up to volunteer. Please sign up first!!

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