Help in Other Ways

Help in Other Ways As the MLFP has grown, we’ve found that we need more help. Maybe you already donate food through MLFP, but you’d like to do more to help. Take a look at this list and see if there’s something you’d enjoy doing. Then contact us and let us know how you’d like to help.

  1. Tabling. A great way to meet new people. Help us set up a table at one of Sonora’s supermarkets. Then have fun chatting with passersby, thanking current MLFP members and signing up new ones. (It really works! In fact, it’s our most effective way of getting new members.) We’ll supply all the materials and teach you how to do it. We usually work in 2-hour shifts.
  2. Helping at the Food Bank. On Pickup Day, dozens of volunteers pitch in at the Food Bank, accepting, sorting and stocking the food delivered by the MLFP. It’s an exciting, celebratory atmosphere. Volunteers generally work in 2- or 3-hour shifts. Pickup Day is the 2nd Saturday of each even month.
  3. Canvassing. Every once in a while, we organize a group-canvassing effort in a particular area of town, to expand our Food Donor base. Don’t worry if you’ve never knocked on doors before; we’ll team you with an experienced canvasser …so you’ll have fun with a partner while you learn. It’s an important way to keep the MLFP growing!
  4. Sharing Skills. Got a special skill or interest you’d like to share? We can probably use it! Writing, editing, web site or data management, bookkeeping, photography …you name it. Just let us know what you can (or would like to). We’ll find a place for it.
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