Feed a Family Today.
Volunteers are the backbone of Empowering The Masses.
Empowering The Masses is doing everything we can to make sure that the families in our communities receive the groceries they need in a timely and safe manner. We believe that this is not the time for our neighbors to be undernourished, which can weaken their resistance to COVID-19.
Due to COVID-19, Empowering The Masses is on an emergency service operation schedule. Our drive-thru food pantry is open every Saturday from 8:00 am to12:00 pm. We are serving clients in an efficient and safe manner, so that they do not have to leave their vehicle.
We operate from a local church and have enhanced our cleaning methods, procedures, and schedule. Staff and volunteers are requested to wash their hands before entering the prep area, wear protective gloves, wear a cover/mask face/nose area, and practice the recommended social distancing of six feet apart.
Volunteers have been serving in different areas:
Saturday :Assisting with the Drive-thru Pantry Operation, clients drive-up, stay in their cars, Our staff and volunteers place pertinent information on the dashboard, which is recorded. Volunteers bring pre packaged bags of groceries in the trunk of each car. For clients and volunteer’s protection, if the trunk is full or does not work, clients are directed to a location where they load their groceries.
Friday-Assembling, preparing, and packing 30 - 40 lb. Emergency Food bags to be distributed in the drive-thru pantry.
*We welcome volunteers Friday from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturday from 7:30 am to 12:00 pm*
In order to ensure a safe and social distanced volunteer environment we would like to know who we will have each day, So that we are prepared please note that we are in need of a 24 hour notice before a volunteer can assist at the Pantry. Once you have received confirmation from our volunteer coordinator you will be added to our list of volunteers. Please note that you must receive confirmation prior to arriving to volunteer.
Your health safety and the safety of our staff is our top priority
“Volunteers are very critical here because they have that element of empathy, beyond sympathy.”
– Karen, volunteer & former client
Ready to make a difference?
SUBMIT A VOLUNTEER APPLICATION TO SIGN UP!
We welcome groups to volunteer with us! We have weekday opportunities to assist in our pantry. Group sizes of 10 people or less are ideal for our space, but we would love to work together no matter your group size! Please complete the Group Application and our Volunteer Engagement Manager will follow up with you.
We are actively seeking volunteers that can make a regular commitment to serve. Whether it is once a week or once a month, we rely on our volunteers to get nutritious food into the hands of those in need. Please complete the Individual Application and our Volunteer Engagement Manager will follow up with you. If you are under age 18, please fill out the Youth Application. Please note that volunteers must be AT LEAST 14 years of age to volunteer on their own.