Food Recovery Repackaging (CCE Transportation Provided)
Organizational Information: Community Action Center (CAC) empowers people and communities of Whitman County to be self-sustaining by promoting the self-reliance of people with low to moderate income. In collaborations with WSU Dining, the CAC receives food recovered from WSU dining centers that will then be repackaged into individual/family servings and then given to those who use the pantry.
Opportunity Description: Students will participate in repackaging recovered foods into individual/family servings to be given out at the CAC's food pantry distribution times. Students will be supervised by CAC trained staff/volunteers in order to ensure safe handling procedures.
Location: Transportation will be provided. Please meet at CUB L37 by 2:00PM to meet with your group. We plan to return to campus around 4:00 PM.
Requirements: Students MUST dress appropriately according to the guidelines below.
Proper Attire Guidelines:
- Comfortable, safe footwear is required. This includes Sneakers, Work Shoes or Boots. Volunteers wearing high heels, open toed shoes or sandals will not be allowed to volunteer.
- Long pants only and no tank tops. (*Dresses and Skirts will be allowed due only to religious reasons)
- Dress warmly in the winter – Layers are suggested, jeans, sweatshirt, jackets, gloves/mittens, etc.
- Volunteers who arrive wearing obscene, demeaning or vulgar clothing will be asked to leave. This includes clothing with swear/curse words, sexual references, drug references, etc.
- It is requested that all volunteers leave their personal items/valuables at home or locked in their car to avoid items becoming misplaced or stolen. (Community Action Center will not be responsible for any missing/stolen personal items)
Additional Information: Service hours are allocated based on the amount of direct service participation and do not include meeting and transportation to/from the service site.
**You will need to bring your Cougar Card to swipe into this project so your service hours can be recorded.**
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