Oracle Net Suite Volunteering February 23rd helps Jeffco Eats

Oracle NetSuite  Denver will come with the team of Kaitlin J. Moore on February 23rd to help us pack about 600 weekend food bags.  Their team of 20 will be just what we need to pack the bags in an hour and a half.

 

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER:

Every Friday Jeffco Eats needs 25 to 35 volunteers to help pack food bags at Foothills Elementary School at 13165 W Ohio Ave Lakewood CO 80228 from 10 am to 11:30.  Please sign  up on Face Book page Jeffco Eats  https://www.facebook.com/jeffcoeats/

You can also sign up on Metro Volunteers Jeffco Eats – https://www.metrovolunteers.org/

 

Kaiser Permanent and First Bank have added Jeffco Eats to their volunteer efforts which is exactly our very strategic plan for 2018.  Our staged ramp up capacity plan can only happen with Corporation partnerships.  Summer 2017 had the full support and help from the Title One Jefferson County Schools team.

 50 Best Work Places for Giving and Volunteering – FORTUNE

http://fortune.com/2017/02/09/best-workplaces-giving-back/

It might be common for corporations to make charitable donations. But a few companies go above and beyond with their philanthropic work, with initiatives like food drives, cancer walks, and even volunteer bonuses. Fortune partner Great Place to Work combed through more than 350,000 staffer surveys to compile this list of the U.S. companies employees feel are doing the best job at giving back. Employees are asked detailed questions about how proud they are of their impact on the community, the difference they feel they make, and whether their work has special meaning. Outtakes of their responses are below.

Click here to read more about the list, and find out more about how the ranking is compiled here.

PCL CONSTRUCTION – DENVER 

“I am very proud to work for a company that is so well-recognized for its contributions to the community, both through corporate donations, employee campaigns, and volunteerism. Not only are employees encouraged to volunteer, we actually have a volunteer hours goal!”

Worldwide Employees: 4,572

Industry: Construction & Real Estate

HQ location: Denver

Total Philanthropic Donations: $4,010,000

Offers PTO for Volunteering: Yes

Offers Employee Matching Funds: Yes

Cisco – Denver – a large employer that gives time off for volunteering.

Small companies also are very intentional about allowing their employees time to help others. https://www.builtincolorado.com/2017/08/29/colorado-startups-paid-volunteer-time

In a world where people are eager to give back, time off for volunteering is becoming a stand-out perk for the charitable jobseeker. We’re now seeing more and more companies go beyond simply writing a check — and they’re getting employees involved, too. See which Colorado tech companies give their employees time off to volunteer in the local community.

Volunteers for 2018 to help reduce hunger www.jeffcoeats.org

We wrote a grant last week to CO BIZ and were amazed to see that we had over 2800 hours of service by our supporters.  We have about 40 volunteers a week helping in picking up food, driving food to schools and packing the weekend food bags.

 

 

We will have a few big events this year and will need about 100 volunteers for those dates.  If you are working for a corporation that gets paid time off to volunteer we would love to talk with you.

 

 

  • Please email jeffcoeats@gmail.com and Barbara Moore Executive Director will set a time to come and speak with you.  

We do desire children, teens, young adults to seniors to be a diverse group and organization.  One regular helper brings her son in his backpack and he rests on her while she walks about picking up seven items a 100 times.  The children of Foothills Elementary get to have the privilege of helping for an hour on a rotation. The community liaison shares with them reminders about helping others.  They just shout out sometimes how happy they are to do this work.  Food Bank of the Rockies is our program provider for our food.  We get canned foods, fresh foods and items rescued from grocery stores.

We work in food policy groups in the city also.  We are active members of the Jefferson County Food Policy Council.  Together we can end hunger.  We support the bill in the Colorado legislature right now to end hunger .

We were featured in the Jefferson County Schools News last week: Foothills ES & Jeffco Eats

Foothills Elementary School welcomed a special helper January 5! Phil Weiser, a candidate for Colorado Attorney General, volunteered his time to support Jeffcoeats Weekend Food Program at Foothills, the hub for Jeffco Eats. They process and fill over 500 grocery bags of food that is distributed and delivered to 12 Jeffco Public Schools every week. Students who participate receive a free bag of food every Friday to supplement their family weekend food needs. It was a pleasure having Phil and his team help out!

 

To volunteer :

http://www.signup.com

or

 

Metro Volunteers http:www.metrovolunteers.org

 

Volunteer as a group with us at Food bank of Rockies this year

It is January and the whole year is ahead of us.  We ask you to consider volunteering at Food Bank of Rockies our partner agency.  We will get credit to buy food for the children from your hours served.  This is such a worthy cause and you help two programs that support alleviating hunger with one four hour shift.  We are registered as Harvest Mountain Ministries so when you sign up as a group use this name.  We do business as Jeffco Eats, but our ein name as a non profit with Food bank Rockies is Harvest Mountain Ministries.   Here is list of variety of ways your group could help. The link to sign up is :
https://www.foodbankrockies.org/volunteer/
Opportunities

Assistance is primarily needed Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 12:00 pm and 12:15 pm – 3:30 pm. We also have Saturday opportunities that fill up quickly. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (accompanied by an adult) or 16 years old to volunteer on their own. Volunteers must be 18 years or older to volunteer in our kitchen. For Saturdays, prior authorization is required for younger volunteers.

  • Distribution

    Pull and build orders from warehouse inventory for our member agencies. Requires the ability to repetitively lift 10-30 lb cases.
    This is the area we need help most!

  • Reclamation

    Inspect, clean, sort and box items received through food drives and grocery rescue before they are distributed to clients. This area requires an attention to detail and is a low-impact/physical area.

  • USDA – CSFP Box Packing

    Work in an assembly line filling boxes for the USDA’s CSFP food program. A variety of positions within this area are available from low impact to physical tasks. For groups 10 or larger.

    Only available select days

  • Community Kitchen

    Help prepare meals for our Kid’s Cafe program. Work may include prepping food, cooking, cleaning, and other duties. Must be 18 for this area.

    Limited availability, long term volunteers desired.

  • Produce Sorting

    Sort through bulk produce so that we can get quality nutritious fruits and vegetables to our partner agencies. A variety of positions are available in this area and is great for groups.

    When available.

     

  • TEFAP Nome Street

    Pull and build orders at our warehouse for agencies participating in USDA food distribution programs. This opportunity is located at 3900 Nome ST, Unit T, Denver, CO 80239. Requires the ability to repetitively lift 10-20 lbs.

    Only available select days

  • After School Snacks

    Build snack orders for our agencies that participate in the after school snacks for tutoring program and then transport the orders to the waiting vehicles from our warehouse.

    Available on Tuesdays.

  • Totes of Hope™ Programs

    Build totes for children and load them into vehicles for our agencies.

    Available on Fridays.

  • Office Work

    Assist with mailings, non-solicitation phone calls, filing and/or other miscellaneous tasks.

    Available on a very limited basis.

Seeking Corporate Groups to volunteer with Jeffco Eats

It is a great social ethic today for companies like First Bank to give employees hours each year to leave work and go volunteer to make a difference.  We had a group come two weeks ago from the corporate human resource department and their smiles and hands made a big difference in our ability to pack the 300 + food totes that Friday morning.

A goal that is very strategic for Jeffco Eats for 2018 is to partner with local businesses to grow and serve the over 4,000 children who need our help in Lakewood, Edgewater, Wheat Ridge and Arvada this year.

Here is how you can help:  First, is that you work for a company that has a volunteer hours to serve program and benefit. Second is to sign up to pack food totes on a Friday morning at Foothills Elementary.  We can take a group up to 25 in size.

Go to :  Metro Volunteers –

Go to:  Face book @ Jeffco Eats –

The second opportunity is to volunteer at Food Bank of Rockies as a group on our behalf.  We will get credit for your hours served to buy additional food items for our school children we serve weekly.

To sign up go to:  www.foodbankrockies.org  and click on VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Schedule a shift in Denver, volunteer matrix, I am scheduling my group,

If you would like to offer to your employees on their giving platforms the opportunity to support Jeffco Eats monthly we can provide all of our non profit credentials with the secretary of state.  We are also recruiting for Board Advisers from corporations .  We need short term project advisory help. Contact Executive Director Barbara Moore at jeffcoeats@gmail.com for a meeting in this regard.