A Time to Help Focus: HOPE in 2 Ways – March 2021

February 12, 2021

Focus: HOPE Commodity Supplemental Food Program has been assisting low-income seniors age 60 and over since 1971. The program provides more than 42,000 food packages a month to help meet the basic needs of our senior citizens.

Event Details

Project Description: We’ll be doing two projects in one! Volunteers are asked to register for one of two shifts: During the first, volunteers will be preparing boxes of food and loading them onto pallets. The second shifters will be delivering the food boxes to seniors around the city.

Date: Saturday, March 27


Shift A (Packaging): 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Shift B (Delivery): 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A brief orientation will be held at the beginning of each shift. Please arrive on time; the shifts are staggered to adhere to health and safety protocols. Contactless delivery will be explained to shift two volunteers during orientation.

Where: Focus: HOPE Food Distribution Center, 1200 Oakman Blvd Bldg. B, Detroit, MI 48238 | Map

Parking: On the east side of the distribution center, inside the gated lot at Oakman Blvd and 14th Street. Additional parking is available adjacent to the main lot in front of 1200 Oakman Blvd. Bldg. B , on the other side of the fence.

Volunteers Needed: 20 Shift A / 20 Shift B

Please Note: This is a registration-only event, and only on ATTH’s CERVIS site. If the project registers as filled and you’d like to be placed on a waiting list, please email atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com. For those who successfully register and cannot attend, please unregister through CERVIS so we can contact someone to take your spot.

This is an age-restrictive project: Youth under the age of 14 will not be permitted to volunteer; anyone ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

Keep in mind that long periods of active moving and standing are required; each food box to be delivered weighs approximately 35 pounds each, so lifting, bending and carrying are required.

Bottled water and individually packaged snacks will be available; ATTH shirts will be on site.

Volunteer Clothing Attire: Dress comfortably and wear comfortable shoes that are close-toed. Be aware that it might be on the warm side inside the warehouse. No jogging pants, shorts, tank tops or sleeveless shirts allowed.

Health Protocol: All volunteers are required to wear a face covering (mask). Temperature checks will be taken at the door. Please refrain from volunteering if you don’t feel well. Please bring work gloves; latex gloves will be available. No group (team) ATTH photograph, but individual pictures will be taken during both projects.

Sign up via our CERVIS form: atimetohelp.org

Questions: atimetohelp.detroit@gmail.com