Join us in sorting food at the Hunger Task force! You must sign up (register below) to participate. The event is free to attend and pizza will be served for dinner.
Please keep in mind the following:
- Activity required volunteers to be their feet for the entire three-hour activity
- Closed-toe sturdy shoes must be worn– no sandals.
- Volunteers must be 12 years of age or older. An adult chaperone must accompany anyone between 12 and 15 years of age. (Note: the adult chaperone must also fill out a volunteer application)
- This activity takes place at Hunger Task Force’s main warehouse located at 201 S. Hawley Court
- Right off of I-94, between the State Fair grounds and Miller Park
- Ample free parking is available in our adjoining lot on the north side of the building
Volunteers are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to start time to provide ample time for sign-in, agency orientation, and food sort training. The sort begins promptly at its scheduled start time.
Food sorters sort non-perishable food items by categories; check for damaged or unlabeled food items; label, move and stack boxes; and make boxes using a tape gun. Due to the active nature of food sorting, all volunteers should be able to stand on their feet for long periods of time.
Hunger Task Force conducts food sorts to ensure that quality food items are packed properly in distribution boxes according to program needs and regulations.
Hunger Task Force makes all possible efforts to ensure a safe environment for its volunteers. Volunteers are under the direct supervision of Hunger Task Force staff and should follow written and verbal instructions for their own safety. Volunteers may utilize Hunger Task Force office and warehouse equipment only after receiving adequate training.
Be sure to sign in and out on the group volunteer log located in the food sort room. This log serves as the official record of time volunteered at Hunger Task Force.
A Hunger Task Force staff member will be present to greet and sign in volunteers, review instructions, explain procedures, assign specific duties to volunteers, and manage the pace and quality assurance of the sort. Any concerns, questions, or incidents should be directed to Hunger Task Force staff.
There is not a secure area for valuables/purses – please leave these items in your vehicle or at home. Hunger Task Force is not to be held responsible for the loss or damage of any personal property.
Discarded Food Items:
For the purpose of all health, liability, and dignity standards, all expired, damaged, opened, or unlabeled food items identified during the sort MUST be discarded in the receptacles provided at Hunger Task Force.
If a fire or fire alarm sounds at the Hunger Task Force facility, volunteers should meet at the NORTH end of the facility by the signboard facing I-94.
Hunger Task Force is a smoke-free facility. Smoking is NOT permitted at any time.