H.U.M. Needs Volunteers To Pack Grocery Bags

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Daytona Beach, FL - If you have some spare time on Tuesday afternoons, Halifax Urban Ministries could use some help packing grocery bags for those in need. 

Requests for food assistance skyrocketed when the COVID-19 pandemic began. In response, HUM expanded it’s Feed-a-Family program by coordinating a massive food distribution initiative.

Sixty to eighty volunteers are needed on Tuesday afternoons between two and four p.m. through September, at the Ocean Center. Volunteers must wear a face mask and gloves. They will have their temperatures checked.

Volunteers pack up about 2,000 bags each week and load them on distribution trucks.

“Our staff does a lot of the behind-the-scenes work, but our efforts rely on volunteers,” said Buck James, HUM’s executive director. “It takes a lot of people to pack the food and get it ready for distribution.”

For more information about volunteering, contact Tina Davis at Tina@HalifaxUrbanMinistries.org or 757-754-6815.

HUM is also seeking monetary and food donations to help those in need. Donations may be mailed or dropped off at 1340 Wright St., Daytona Beach; or 524 N. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach.

Find out how you can help by visiting halixaxurbanministries.com

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