There are three main components to the program. Volunteer schedules are managed through our online scheduling tool available at sheridanlutheran.ivolunteer.com. When you signup for a shift you will be sent instructions for your shift. For more information on how to get involved with the BackPack Program please contact us at (402) 423-4769 or email@example.com.
- Pack the food sacks – During the week volunteers are needed to pack the food into sacks, which will be delivered to the schools. The packing group meets at the Retreat Center at noon on Sundays.
- Deliver the food sacks to schools – The food can be picked up anytime after Sunday afternoon. Ideally you will have a pickup, SUV, or minivan to use for delivery. You may also want to bring with a helping hand to help load and unload the totes since they are rather large. The food is packed into 30-gallon totes. Holmes has 13 totes. Delivery for Holmes Elementary should happen between 1:00 and 2:00 PM on Thursday of each week.
- Distribute the food to the children – This may just be the most exciting part, but does require a Level II Volunteer Status from LPS. Volunteers need to arrive at the school in time to place the food bags in the backpacks along with the fresh fruit that will already be at school. Volunteers need to be there from 1:45-2:45. We need to return these bins to the church any time prior to Tuesday. Someone from the distribution team should take the empty bins with them and drop them off at the church on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. If your team will not be able to do this please let us know so we can make other arrangements.
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