7 Ways to Give Back in 7 Days

Columbus Gives Back

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Compiled by Kerrigan Peoples

Choice Pantries Volunteer

Monday, February 18
Salvation Army

The Salvation Army operates food pantries which use the “Client Choice” food pantry model. This model allows clients to choose the food items their families most need and enjoy, rather than receiving a prepared box of food. Volunteers are needed to help out in the pantries for various shifts on weekdays. These volunteers will help operate the pantry, stock shelves, and assist clients.
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Community Service Dinner With EPIC

Tuesday, February 19 @ 4:30-8p.m.
South Side Roots

Join EPIC + South Side Roots as we bring the community together over a dinner of nutritious food. As a volunteer you will help meal prep as well as serve the community members, clean up, and help make it an enjoyable experience for the guests. This opportunity is ideal for the person with a heart for service and who understands the impact of a warm and welcoming smile.
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Package Meals for Meals On Wheels

Wednesday, February 20 @ 5:30-7:30p.m.
LifeCare Alliance

Meals-on-Wheels provides hot nutritious meals to older adults and chronically ill persons who are unable to provide meals for themselves.Volunteers will be working on the meal packaging assembly line!
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Volunteer at Welcome Warehouse

Thursday, February 21 @ 6-8p.m.
Welcome Warehouse

Columbus Gives Back invites you to join us at the Welcome Warehouse for an evening of stocking, sorting, and other projects as necessary to help them provide such an essential service to individuals and families in the Dublin area.
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2019 Food Pantry Personal Shopper

Friday, February 22 @ 9:30a.m.-12:30p.m.
New Salem Missionary Baptist Church

Volunteers are the front-line folks at Bread of Life. Volunteers who are friendly, patient, helpful, and efficient are needed to interact with clients and escort them through the pantry. Runners will monitor clients selections and inform them about various food options, based on pantry rules. These volunteers are also expected to help clients hold their food bags while they are picking out groceries.
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Volunteer for Enchanted Evening with ECRN+

Saturday, February 23 @ 4-8p.m.
Highbanks Metro Park Nature Center

Our friends ECRN+ know that every child and parent deserve to spend quality time with one another. That’s why they have teamed up with Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks to invite parents to treat the amazing children in their life to an enchanted evening filled with games, dinner, crafts, s’mores over a campfire, entertainment, and visits with magical characters at Highbanks Nature Center. Children of all ages and abilities are welcome, with and without special needs, alongside their caregiver.
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Set-Up for the Children’s Hunger Alliance ‘Menu of Hope’

Sunday, February 24 @ 6-8p.m.
Hyatt Regency Columbus

Children’s Hunger Alliance will be hosting their 24th Annual Menu of Hope on February 25th, and we need your help for preparations beforehand! This luncheon will unite attendees to end childhood hunger and to empower their partners, local educators, advocates and, most importantly, our children.
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