In recent weeks volunteer opportunities have reopened with several organizations that provide food to people in need.   Each organization has identified Covid protocols adapted to their setting.  If you are feeling ready to venture out to volunteer there are a number of opportunities to check out.    

If you’d like to volunteer with others from Prince of Peace, Pastor Peter is going to Every Meal (formerly Sheridan’s Story) on Monday, March 15, 1-4pm.  You are invited to join him, but need to sign up individually using this link: 

Every Meal (formerly Sheridan’s Story)
Every Meal has a mission of combatting childhood hunger in Minnesota.  Known for placing weekend food in students’ backpacks, since March 2020 they have been adapting their food gap programs to get food to children and families who need it the most.  They recently reopened their warehouse for volunteers to sort and pack food.  Volunteers must be at least 8 years old.  To learn more   https://volunteer.everymeal.org/

Second Harvest
Second Harvest supplies most of the food to food shelves in Minnesota and Central Wisconsin.  Food packing is now available in their warehouses in Maplewood (maximum of 12 people at one time) and Brooklyn Park (maximum of 20 people).  Individuals or groups of up to 5 people may register.  Youth volunteering is currently on hold; volunteers must be at least 18.  To learn more https://www.2harvest.org/get-involved/volunteer/#.YCQizGhKg2w

Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children provides food to children in developing countries to combat malnutrition.  Meal packing is now open at their sites in Coon Rapids (up to 70 volunteers per shift) and Eagan (up to 50 volunteers per shift).  Their website notes that you will work with the group you sign up with (up to 5 people) and your group will not be socially distanced.  But you will be socially distanced from other groups.  If you sign up individually, you’ll be placed at a work station socially distanced from others.  Volunteers must be at least 5 years old.  To learn more https://www.fmsc.org/get-involved/volunteer

Keystone Community Services
Keystone Community Services is the food shelf serving Roseville and surrounding areas.  Individuals are invited to apply to volunteer with the organization.  Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  To learn more https://keystoneservices.org/volunteer/individuals/

Keystone’s March Food Distribution Event at Roseville Public Works Building on Saturday, March 6