Why this volunteer project?
Emergency lunch program
The Family House currently provides approximately 60 emergency lunches per day to elementary school aged children in the community. This program has been running for some years and operates all year round to accommodate children’s needs during the school year and while they attend summer camps and activities. This activity consists of making sandwiches and packing healthy and nut free snacks such as trail mix, crackers, etc.
There is also an Emergency Food Bank on site which served almost 14,000 people in 2017. Volunteers have the opportunity to bag and sort pantry staples such as flour, rice, oatmeal and pasta into smaller portions which can be distributed to the community.