One Brick Detroit is heading back to Gleaners for another fun-filled event to help the boy scouts! This volunteer event will last until 2-5pm. Please plan to stay the entire time.
Description: Scouting for Food is Scouting’s community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work. The Scouts travel house to house collecting plastic grocery bags filled with donated food. Scouting for Food is a huge initiative involving several counties and thousands of Scouts.
One Brick Detroit will help to unload the donated food from cars and trucks. Volunteers will also sort the canned, dry, plastic, and glass items. If you would like please feel free to bring a pair of gloves to work in.
Organizations: For more than 33 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "nourishing communities by feeding hungry people. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 96 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. http://www.gcfb.org
Scouting for Food is the single most important service project that the Boy Scouts of America conducts. The Boy Scouts of the Great Lakes Council collected 379,606 pounds of food last year.
Important information: Per Gleaners: Dress comfortably; jeans, t-shirt and gym shoes. NO OPEN TOE SHOES or CROCS. In the winter please dress warm, in the summer please remember to wear closed toe shoes, no open toe or open back shoes. Shorts are permitted but they must hit the knee, capris are fine, no tank tops, short skirts, or short shorts. Most of the jobs require some bending. Gleaners will provide water for volunteers. If you would like to bring a snack for your break time please feel free to do so.
“Volunteer Entrance,” and enter through the volunteer entrance.
*Please look for our sandwich board that reads
SAFETY TOPICS FOR WAREHOUSE VOLUNTEERS:
· Please NO OPEN TOE SHOES or CROCS. No Eating or Drinking in the warehouse a break time will be provided at which time you may enjoy a snack or beverage. Also, no running or smoking in our warehouse.
· No use of cell phones, Ipods or any other electronics while working
· Please Do not remove any food product from our premises. The food and groceries items are allocated to our member agencies feeding our hungry neighbors.
· Please Volunteers do not touch, handle or operate any of our hand trucks, hi-lo or electrical jacks without first checking with a Gleaners staff person.
· Please use caution in walking throughout our warehouse if you see any of our machines coming towards you please step aside and allow them to go thru and then move on with your business.
· We ask that you refrain from wondering our warehouse. Please stay in the assigned work area at all times. Please contact your group leader or Gleaners staff member if you need to leave your work area. No more than two individuals should leave the work area at one time.
· Please note that some of our projects for the day may require lifting. If so, please at the time of lifting bend your knees. If you are unable to perform any lifting due to a disability and/or can’t perform a warehouse project please notify our staff . . . we will address this accordingly and make other arrangements. We do our best to make accommodations for disabled, injured or any other health conditions just make sure the volunteer coordinator for the day is aware of the issues/concerns.
· Please also note that cleaning up is part of your volunteer visit with us . . . we have to make certain that all trash is picked up and recycled items are place in there designated areas. The next group coming in should experience an organized work area for their visit as well.