Cafeteria to Community Program

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The goal of Luther’s Cafeteria to Community Program is to ensure that good food makes it into the bellies of those who need it. Through this program student volunteers work in close collaboration with dining services staff to package food into quart sized containers that will be labeled and delivered to the First Lutheran Church Food Pantry twice weekly. Donations include soup, main entrees, homemade pasta sauce, vegetables, salads and more.

In order for this program to run smoothly, we need the help of many volunteers. Packaging shifts will take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm and each shift will require 5-6 people. Feel free to sign up as an individual, or on behalf of the group. If you have a large number of people wanting to volunteer, please feel free to sign up for a whole week or two so there are enough shifts to go around. It is your responsibility to make sure that the people you sign up know where to go and show up on the night they are supposed to. This program relies heavily on volunteers.

After you sign up you will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator who will let you know whether the date you selected is still available and to provide more details. At this point we are just seeking volunteers through the end of Fall semester, but this program will be running for the entire 2013-14 academic year. Sign up.