About this event
The Trailblazer Community Groups across Texas are aligning efforts to support local communities with this Day of Giving community event supporting area food accessibility nonprofits.
THIS EVENT IS LIMITED TO THE RESERVED SPOTS AT OUR FOOD ORGANIZATION , BrighterBites
The time is on a weekday in the morning. We will go out to lunch afterwards for those that volunteer.
Please follow the directions closely to reserve:
Locate the volunteer opportunity for: Produce Bagging @ Sanchez Elementary
Click sign up next to : Tue, Oct 18, 2022 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
If there are no spots left, you will not be able to register.
During Produce Bagging, Brighter Bites volunteers assist with the weekly unloading, sorting, and re-packing of fresh fruits and vegetables into Brighter Bites grocery bags for families to pick up and take home later that day.
Volunteer duties may include:
Setting up tables in assembly line format and ensuring work surfaces are clean.
Unloading and carrying cases of fruits and vegetables (weighing up to 50 pounds) from the delivery truck to the bagging area.
Sorting through produce to identify and discard spoiled items.
Placing fruits and vegetables into the Brighter Bites bags.
Breaking down boxes and cleaning tables and floors during and after the bagging process.
Delivering Brighter Bites bags to teachers in their classrooms (if applicable).
You MUST complete and pass a background check with Austin Partners in Education at least 1 week prior attending this event: https://austinpartners.org/volunteer/ . Proceed by clicking the small link that reads "I prefer to register without making a donation" if you do not wish to donate to the organization performing your background check. This background check is free of cost. Make sure to bring email confirmation with proof that you completed and passed your background check to show to the Brighter Bites staff on site upon arrival.
Bring a government-issued photo ID.
You MUST sign in at the front office to get a visitor pass and then proceed directly to the Brighter Bites location.
Wear comfortable clothes that can get dirty and sturdy, closed-toe shoes.
Masking guidance for volunteers: Brighter Bites no longer requires that volunteers wear masks at this time; however, volunteers are encouraged to wear masks in small enclosed spaces.
We will continue to monitor CDC, federal and local guidance, and school policies, and make updates to our policies as needed.
In order to protect yourself, other volunteers, the Brighter Bites staff, and the families we serve, please do not volunteer if:
You feel unwell or have any new or worsening signs and symptoms of COVID-19 as described by the CDC within the last 72 hours.
If you sign up and then wake up on the day of the shift feeling unwell, please contact us to cancel. It is no problem at all.
Since Brighter Bites receives mostly donated produce, the fruits and vegetables may not always look perfect. However, looks can be deceiving. Most of the produce is edible and nutritious. Brighter Bites staff members are trained to decide which produce is truly unusable (rotten, moldy, etc.), and which produce may look unusual but is still acceptable for distribution. Volunteers should ask and follow instructions from the Brighter Bites staff member at the site if there are any questions.