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Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteering

Location: Uptown Campus
700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70123

On Saturday, March 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., we will be working with Second Harvest Food Bank with their Food Sorting and Packing. Volunteers will work in the warehouse with groups and individuals to pack food, prepare backpacks, sort through salvage groceries, and sort and categorize donated food product in the cooler. Upon our arrival, our job description will be given in greater detail. Volunteer jobs are based on current needs in and around the warehouse, so please come prepared to work in the warehouse or in the cooler (layers are recommended). The warehouse is not climate controlled so please dress accordingly. Jeans, shorts and t-shirts are acceptable. YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES! Anyone wearing flip-flops, sandals, or Crocs will not be permitted to work the shift. Volunteers will be asked to remove all jewelry (except for a wedding band) to comply with food safety regulations. Cold water is available for all volunteers. Please bring a water bottle to help Second Harvest go green! Please let me know of any physical limitations, medical problems, or allergies that may affect your work. Please let me know of any special skills, training, or work experience that you have and would like to share. 

Volunteers are expected to:

  • Wear appropriate clothing, and CLOSED TOE SHOES (no sandals) when working anywhere in the warehouse, or at outside events.
  • Immediately report any injuries and/or unsafe conditions or practices to your supervisor.
  • Keep eyes and ears open at all times, watching and listening for fork lifts, pallet jacks and other equipment used in the warehouse.
  • Do not shout, run or participate in horseplay at any Second Harvest facility or event. Do not use any warehouse machinery or equipment unless you have been properly trained and certified to do so.
  • It is prohibited for volunteers to remove any Second Harvest Food Bank product from the warehouse or offices for personal use. 

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