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Food Distribution (Azusa)

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Foothill Middle School - Azusa, CA
151 N Fenimore Ave

Sat, May 11, 2019 at 2:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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Hi. If you are using the Meetup mobile app on your phone, look down a few lines below and tap the red-colored "Read more" to expand the description. TAP THIS --------- If you are using a computer or laptop/notebook, then you should be fine. Okay, everybody should now be able to see the full description on their screen. Reminder for everyone: If Meetup sends too many emails, then look at the bottom of their email and click Unsubscribe or Manage your settings or account page. Recommended for anyone new to this group or volunteering for the first time: https://www.meetup.com/LAVolunteer/events/154455182 ____________________ Hi. Would anyone want to attend this event and help host? Hosting isn't hard. It involves being a point of contact in case others sign up and want to meet & volunteer together. If your plans/availability change, and you can't attend anymore, that's fine, just let us know and maybe someone else can step up to host, but if not, it's okay and we can cancel this meetup. ____________________ Throughout Southern California, food is given for free to people who might be struggling (e.g. unemployed, disabled, homeless, low-income families, seniors on fixed incomes, etc.). Individuals, food banks, markets/grocery stores, food manufacturers, restaurants, farmers, and others donate food to partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, churches, and other charities & non-profits for reaching people in need of food. Caveat: Some distributions occur at churches. I could be wrong, but my conjecture is most food distributions don't involve proselytizing. If anyone is atheist, agnostic, anti-religion, non-religious, Jewish, Muslim, or of a different faith...please know I always ask the respective church group before posting if they allow anyone to participate. If you see this event here, then it should mean they are receptive of everyone outside their church group who wants to help (age requirements of kids/minors might apply for some). Also, if this location (or date/time) is not convenient for you, scroll to the bottom of this description for info on how to find other food distributions. ____________________ All food distributions differ. Each group might do things differently and have unique rules/restrictions. In general, examples of tasks include setting up tables, unloading/unboxing the food donations, neatly organizing and placing food donations on tables, helping with passing out food, assisting with the clients in line, registration/check-in, and clean-up. Some food distributions are outdoors...while some might be indoors. ____________________ I try to spread the word about volunteer opportunities and raise awareness about non-profits/charities that do good work. This food distribution is from another group, God's Pantry. http://www.gods-pantry.org/volunteer They distribute food every month on Saturdays to people in the communities of: Pomona - 1st Saturday Azusa - 2nd Saturday Fontana - 3rd Saturday Mira Loma / Jurupa Valley - 3rd Saturday Chino - 4th Saturday Covina - 4th Saturday ____________________ Note: This event has a religious affiliation and association. I asked and they welcome anyone/everyone who wants to help. Being Christian or religious is not required. To help me save time, this is automatically posted in this group. If anyone wants to help, please check their website to confirm if this event is really happening on this date just in case anything changes (weather, holiday, venue unavailability, etc.): https://www.gods-pantry.org/calendar Or check their FB page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/godspantryca Scroll down on their website for the address/location of each Saturday: http://www.gods-pantry.org To help, "check-in is between 7:30 am for setup or 8:30 am for the line. Register at the front of the line (the check-in table) to get a name tag and assignment and report to area leader." ____________________ Photos: https://www.facebook.com/godspantryca/photos Video: https://vimeo.com/82867219 ____________________ FAQ Q: Can kids volunteer? A: From https://www.gods-pantry.org/volunteer "Children are welcome but we ask that they stay under your supervision at all times." ____________________ Some other volunteer projects in the area: - Azusa - Every 2nd Saturday at 9:00 am at St. Frances of Rome Church https://www.sfrchurch.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1102813&type=d&pREC_ID=1385526 - Pomona - Every 3rd Saturday at Purpose Church https://purposechurch.com/localimpact Scroll down their website to "Monthly Homeless Outreach" - Pomona - Every Sunday at 3:00 pm at New Harvest Community Church https://www.hhchpomona.org/get_involved https://www.facebook.com/HHCHPomona - San Gabriel Valley - http://vcsgv.org