While the kids get produce every week through Farm 2 Kids, we include flyers so their parents to know that we have programs that can provide them with non-perishable items as well. One student brought the flyer home to her grandmother and a short time later she called me. Although I thought that she probably had a question about the program it turned out she was interested in volunteering. The very next week she was out with me in Richmond helping at our Food For Children distribution and even though it was blustery, cold day, she really enjoyed it. Her Spanish skills really helped as well as having an extra set of hands.
If you are interested in learning more about our programs please visit the “Get Help” section of our website. We are currently looking for Spanish speaking volunteers to help at some of our distribution sites throughout Contra Costa and Solano counties. If you are interested, please email VolunteerHelpDesk@foodbankccs.org with your name, phone number, city of residence, Monday – Friday availability, and an explanation of your relevant experience using your Spanish language skills.