Meals From the Market Sponsored by Great Western Bank


  

Event Description:

Calling all volunteers who love being outdoors, enjoy interacting with people, and have a passion for fighting food insecurity in the Greater Des Moines metro! DMARC is recruiting individuals and groups to assist with Meals From the Market Sponsored by Great Western Bank during the 2019 Downtown Farmers' Market. You will hand out market guides and help with a food recovery effort at the end of each event. Shifts are available in May through October. All of the fresh produce collected will be distributed throughout our food pantry network and help nourish your community members.

 

Key Responsibilities for the 7AM-10AM Shift:

  • Handing out market guides to guests
  • Sharing information about DMARC

Key Responsibilities for the 10AM-1PM Shift:

  • These (2) volunteers will be trained as "team leads" to help guide the larger group of volunteers beginning at 11AM through the process of soliciting and collecting donations from vendors
  • Walking through the market and inviting vendors to donate any unsold produce to the DMARC Food Pantry Network
  • Collecting donated produce in carts and helping a DMARC staff person load donations into a truck

Key Responsibilities for the 11AM-1PM Shift:

  • Walking through the market and inviting vendors to donate any unsold produce to the DMARC Food Pantry Network
  • Collecting donated produce in carts, helping a DMARC staff person load donations into a truck, and helping to unload donations at the DMARC warehouse (1435 Mulberry Street in downtown Des Moines)
  • Helping to put materials/supplies back in the totes and break down tables and stools at the MFTM booth

 

**THE MFTM PROGRAM RELIES ON VOLUNTEERS FOR ITS SUCCESS! WHILE WE UNDERSTAND THAT UNEXPECTED CONFLICTS COME UP, WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE DO YOUR BEST TO HONOR YOUR VOLUNTEER COMMITMENT BY FINDING SOMEONE TO FILL YOUR SPOT IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO JOIN US. WE COUNT ON A SPECIFIC NUMBER OF HELPING HANDS EVERY SATURDAY, SO ABSENTEEISM MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR US TO COLLECT ENOUGH FOOD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

 

Support/Training:

 

You will be provided with instructions and ongoing guidance from a DMARC warehouse staff person for the duration of your shift.

 

Qualifications:

  • Able to stand, move, and lift (weight limits based on individual ability)
  • Able to pull a wagon

Dress Code:

 

Please dress appropriately for variable outdoor temperatures. Upon your arrival, you will be provided with a free Downtown Farmers' Market Meals From the Market tee shirt that you are required wear for the duration for your shift(s). The Hub Spot, just across Water Street near the Market grounds, has public bathroom facilities that have been designated as a place for volunteers to change; a Market staff person will also be on-site to provide direction. Aprons will also be provided for the food recovery portion of the event.

 

Age Requirement:

 

All volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult (18 and over) at all times during the volunteer shift.

 

We look forward to working with you!


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Event Meeting Location: Downtown Des Moines Farmer's Market--the Northwest corner of 2nd and Court Avenues

200-244 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309

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Event Organizer: Shoshana Salowitz
ssalowitz@dmarcunited.org
515-277-6969 x18
Event Category:
Farmers Market Food Rescue / Community Outreach Event