Project Category: Food Pantry
Number of Participants: Fewer than 50
Duration of Project: Other (please specify) Varies based on project
Service Opportunities: Project or Activity, Collecting Goods, Financial Donations
Location: 440 South Nursery Road
Irving TX 75060 MAP LINK
Irving Cares is dedicated to identifying and providing Irving residents with temporary assistance and training to promote self-sufficiency. Our philosophy is to apply a hand up, not a handout. Irving Cares was organized in 1957 by a group of citizens interested in the social welfare of the needy people in the community.
Impact: An average of 889 families each month get assistance from our food pantry, and eighty-three cents of every dollar raised goes directly to client services. We make a difference in the lives we touch, and we provide clients with services in a respectful and dignified manner without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion or national origin. There's so much you can do to help us make a difference.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Ranges based on the project, In 4-hour shifts, volunteers fill food orders, stock shelves and sort groceries in our food pantry. Spanish/English case managers are needed to counsel and refer to appropriate services. Help is needing for clients to write resumes and contact prospective employers. You can help our staff administratively by creating files, preparing letters, data entry or other tasks. We can also use air miles and hotel points that we can package to create auction items for our annual fundraiser, The Great Harvest.
Attire: Casual for food pantry. Business casual for in-office assistance.
F&B Provided for Volunteers: No
Option to Move Project to a Different Location: Food pantry drive or office supplies drives can be done in however much space you can provide us, and we can schedule a pick up at the conclusion of your event.