Audubon Park United Methodist Church

3908 N Driscoll Blvd
Spokane, WA 99205

(509) 325-4541

audubonparkumc.org 

Positions: 

Food bank, meal service

Location: 

Audubon-Downriver

Focus Area: 

Food Security

Populations served: 

All

Time Commitment:

Mondays and Tuesdays; flexible

In the basement of Audubon Park UMC there are three very special ministries that are near and dear to our hearts! The Audubon Park Food Bank, our Tuesday Morning Breakfast, and Bare Necessities Ministries. Find out more about each of these ministries below!


Food Bank

 

Each month hundreds of pounds of food are donated and distributed through the Audubon Park Food Bank. The Food Bank works with Second Harvest to provide healthy food to those in our service area.

 

The Audubon Park Food Bank is open on the 2nd and last Tuesday of each month from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm.  Zip Codes served: 99026 (Nine Mile Falls, Spokane County only), 99205 (north of Montgomery, west of Division). No appointment is necessary. We serve clients one time per month. 

 

Want to help? There is always a need for volunteers. Keeping this food pantry open and running is a big job! Volunteer opportunities include stocking and distribution of food or simply visiting with the families while they wait. 

 

Tuesday Morning Breakfast

 

Our Tuesday Morning Breakfast is available every Tuesday from 8:30-10:00 am.


What began as an offer of a hot cup of coffee and a dry, warm place to wait for the food bank has transformed into a weekly hot breakfast, produce and baked goods program. Each week truckloads of groceries are collected, weighed, sorted and handed out to those in need.

 

Open to all, the mission of this ministry is to treat everyone with respect and dignity. Volunteers provide a friendly atmosphere where all are welcomed, working diligently to feed guests body and soul.

 

Volunteers are always needed to collect and sort food and donations on Mondays, serve food on Tuesdays, or clean up afterwards.

 

Bare Necessities

 

The Bare Necessities is a free store that offers the “Basics” to those who come to utilize our food bank. The mission of the Bare Necessities is to support the Audubon Park Food Bank clients by offering personal hygiene and household cleaning products, because every person has the right to feel clean.

 

Want to help? If you are friendly and willing to help people shop and answer simple questions about products, consider volunteering with the Bare Necessities or if you would like to donate items contact the church office.


Volunteering at Audubon Park UMC

 

For more information on volunteering, contact Volunteer Supervisor Jerome Hood at (509) 325-4541 or email the church office at office@audubonparkumc.org.


Needs vary on a weekly basis. Volunteers should be willing to pitch in where needed. Volunteers are encouraged to try different positions to determine where and how they feel most comfortable serving.


Volunteer Positions


FOOD RESCUE - 7:30 am - 1:30 pm (2 to 6 hour shifts)

  • May require some lifting and bending

  • Safe food handling

  • Freight handling and display

  • Dry goods stocking and stock rotation


Food Procurement

Picking up food off-site (in teams of 2-3 people using a pickup truck or SUV)

Monday 7:45 am - 9:45 am (3-4 teams), 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (2 teams)

  • Additional food procurement and distribution


DAILY BREAD - Monday and Tuesday 6:30 am - 1:30 pm


Head Cook for the Week

Monday and Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 am


Menu Planning, Food Preparation, and Product Stocking

Monday 7:00 am - Noon


Tuesday Breakfast

Tuesday 8:00 am - 11:00 am

  • Breakfast is served from 8:30 am - 10:00 am

  • Clients are given an opportunity to choose among a variety of non-perishable and perishable products

  • Positions for Tuesday Breakfast may include:

  • Assistant cooks

  • Servers

  • Security

  • Monitoring

  • Produce Distribution

  • Dish Room


FOOD PANTRY - SECOND & FOURTH MONDAY & TUESDAY


Freight Rotation and Stocking, Client Meal Bag Preparation

Monday 8:00 am - Noon


Food Distribution

Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm (Distribution is from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm)


BARE NECESSITIES - ONCE OR TWICE MONTHLY

  • Procure & organize toiletry items (flexible schedule)

  • Tuesday morning - monitor and distribute toiletry items


PROJECT WARM-UP

  • Quilt-making on site (Tuesday 10:00 am - noon)

  • Knitting of hats and mittens on site (Wednesday 10:00 am - noon)


SCHOOL VISITATIONS

  • Serving in local schools as tutors, mentors, and storytellers (3 to 4 hours per week)

  • Background check required


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1126 N Monroe St

Spokane, WA 99201

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