Local food pantry seeks volunteers

SOUTHWICK – Serving Southwick, Granville, and Tolland, the Our Community Food Pantry has put a request out to the community that they are looking for volunteers to help their cause. 

“This is an opportunity to help people in the community to help relieve hunger,” said Our Community Food Pantry Director Sally Munson.

There are several volunteering options that interested individuals will have. On the second Tuesday of every month from 10:30 a.m. until Noon, there is a need to unload and store product that was delivered to the food pantry. People must be able to lift at least 40 pounds for that particular task.

Our Community Food Pantry Director Sally Munson is looking for individuals to volunteer. (WNG File Photo)

Other opportunities to volunteer are on Mondays from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and also Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Munson noted that that the key responsibilities for volunteers will be assisting clients with shopping and carrying groceries, sorting products, stocking shelves, and light cleaning.

The pantry is seeking out people who would have a strong passion to help.

“We’re looking to put a group of people together who are willing to commit,” said Munson.

Munson also added that she is also looking for people to volunteer and pick up produce on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays at the Big Y in Southwick.

The mobile food truck that the Our Community Food Pantry got from the Community Development Block Grant that was announced in August of 2016 is expected to be delivered to the pantry in late July.

If anyone is interested in volunteering, contact Munson at 413-569-9876 or stop by during their pantry hours, as they are listed on their Facebook Page.

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