In the belief that hunger is unacceptable and can be alleviated, the mission of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle is to develop systems to recover, prepare and distribute wholesome, perishable food for those in our area who are poor, hungry, undernourished or homeless.
The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle also operates a culinary job-training program taught by an executive chef to train low wealth people in culinary skills to help them secure a food service job that pays a living wage. The students also prepare food that is served in local soup kitchens as part of their training. Volunteers are sometimes needed to teach a hands-on class about preparing certain dishes, human-relation skills, or interviewing skills to help students succeed in their new jobs.
Volunteers pack and deliver grocery bags for the elderly. They also organize food drives for Backpack Buddies, a program that provides a backpack of food during the weekends for children who are at risk of hunger. Drivers and assistants are needed to pick up leftover food and deliver it to pantries such as Catholic Parish Outreach, soup kitchens, or other agencies who serve the hungry. Food sorters or gleaners are also needed in the warehouse. Volunteers during the week are usually in high demand. Individuals and groups are welcome depending on the need at the time.
If you are interested in helping or would like more information, contact Glenn and Ellen Kort at 761-9361 or email@example.com.