Interfaith Outreach: 3/17/19

iocp-logo-1

Prevent Hunger in Our Community!

To date: $65,519 and 31,697 pounds of donations
Goal: $200,000 and 100,000 pounds of donations

Did you know: an average of 4,500 individuals need the Interfaith Outreach food shelf each year? (44% are children.) Thanks to you, the Prevent Hunger campaign is one-third of the way to raising $200,000 and 100,000 pounds of donations! This is great momentum, and we need everyone’s help to fight — and prevent — hunger in our community. Plan a food and fund drive with your faith community, neighborhood, co-workers, book club or civic group.

Visit iocp.org/preventhunger to get started! The Prevent Hunger campaign is part of Minnesota FoodShare, which supports 300 Minnesota food shelves each year.

Spring Cleaning? Donate Local to Resale Select

After daylight savings, spring is officially around the corner! It’s a great time to go through closets and clear out the old to make room for the new! Resale Select gratefully accepts gently used items and will put them to great use. The resale store of Interfaith Outreach would like your donations of everything from clothing and accessories to household items. We are currently in need of books – do you have gently used or new current books to donate? “Keep it local” and bring your items to our store at 1605 County Road 101 N in Plymouth during donation hours, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Learn more at iocp.org/resaleselect. Thank you!

Healthy Snack Packs for Local Students

Looking for a fantastic one-time volunteer opportunity you can do from the comfort of your own home or office? With your help, Interfaith Outreach supplies local kids with healthy snack packs during after school programs. Volunteers purchase and assemble the packs creating a simple, fun, interactive volunteer experience. For as little as $89 worth of items, you can provide healthy snacks for 100 kids. Details online at iocp.org/volunteer (click “One-time” icon). Please contact Najmo at nyusuf@iocp.org or 763-489-7505 for more information.

Join the Interfaith Outreach family – volunteer!

Interfaith Outreach is looking for volunteers – can you help? Find fulfilling and fun opportunities to give back. (High school age or older unless otherwise noted.)

  • Resale Select Cashier (Immediate need!) – Friday or Saturday afternoon cashier needed to assist customers! Flexible schedule and training provided. (Great opportunity for mature high school students to gain new skills and experience!)
  • Donation Receiver – Greet and thank donors. Load in donations of food, household goods and clothing. Help manage donation storage area. Flexible schedule! Help especially needed Tues-Sat. afternoons, 1:15-5:15 p.m.
  • Children’s Play Area  – Supervise and play with children (ages 0-8) in our lobby. Check in children and supervise them while parents access our resources. Volunteers 13+ welcome. Ages 13-15 need to volunteer with an adult. Wed./Fri. 9 a.m.-noon, Mon./Tues. 3-5 p.m.
  • Driver for Adult Learners – Provide scheduled rides in driver-owned vehicle for Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes. 1 ride per week during the daytime.

Visit iocp.org/volunteer to learn more. Questions? Contact Najmo at nyusuf@iocp.org or 763-489-7505.