There are many ways to get involved at Loving Food Resources. Whatever you decide to do, it will help LFR achieve its mission.
Organize a food drive
Organizing a food drive for LFR can help fill our shelves for clients as well as spread the word about the pantry. Contact us through email from our website, or call 828-255-9282, and we can assist in the planning. Our Donation Calendar specifies the items we most need. A birthday party, a classroom project, a church food drive, or a civic club’s undertaking—all are good occasions for a food drive.
Make a financial contribution
Making a donation to LFR helps pay for the expenses of operating the pantry. Financial donations are tax deductible since LFR is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 charitable organization. Checks should be made out to Loving Food Resources, or simply LFR. A written acknowledgement is mailed to donors.
Attend an event
Participate in the occasional fundraiser sponsored by the board of directors to raise funds for operation. Because of COVID-19, event venues have had to change. Most are on social media; however, they are fun and just as important in supporting LFR as live events. We hope that next year we can once again host events in the community.
Loving Food Resources offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, and clients repeatedly say how much they appreciate our volunteers and the time they give. We continually seek volunteers to help operate the pantry. LFR volunteers are a shining example of the meaning of ‘loving’ in Loving Food Resources.
Some of the volunteer opportunities are:
- Board Member, Team Leader, Co-Team Leader
- Computer – Data Entry, Web Design, Tech Support
- Delivery of food boxes/Outreach
- Driver(s) for recycling run, client transportation, van and box truck food transport
- Event Support – volunteer for a specific fund raiser or event
- Food Drive Coordinator/Team
- Graphic Design
- Office Team – date input, correspondence, miscellaneous clerical skills
- Product Sorting – food and personal care items
- Social media
- Stock Shelves
- Volunteer Support and Training
- Client/Customer Service
- Bilingual support
9am-11am: unload truck from MANNA Foodbank and place items where they will be shelved.
Noon-2pm: stock shelves.
10am-noon: unload van from Harris Teeter and Trader Joes stores. Weigh and shelve items.
9am-11am: pre-pack items that need to go out at 11. 11am-1pm, give pre-packed items to clients or drive pre-packed items to client residences following COVID-19 guidelines.
SIGN UP TO HELP
Submit our online application today or call our office to arrange for a tour and a visit with us.
Office Telephone: 828-255-9282.
Thank you for your interest in Loving Food Resources.