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icon09/19/2015 - Houston Food Bank Community Service Project

Each year the Odyssey Family will come together to support one or more local charities. Our first community service project of the year will be with the Houston Food Bank.  Athletes and families will participate in restocking and sorting food in the emergency food pantry!

September 19, 2015

1 - 4 PM

Houston Food Bank  

535 Portwall St.  

Houston, TX 77029


Attire Information:

Closed-toe shoes, Long pants or Jeans, Odyssey t-shirt

Every adult in your group must register in our system before volunteering. The number of minors attending needs to be scheduled, but they do not need to register. Please share the following link with your adult volunteers in order to register with your group: http://houstonfoodbank.civicore.com/index.php?section=indGpRegistrations&action=conditional&fwID=14538 .

Please plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before your scheduled volunteer shift so you can check in, receive instructions and start on time:  We will begin all projects promptly at scheduled shift times.   If you arrive after the first shift has started, you may have to wait up to 30 minutes for another assignment.  If members of your group arrive late, we cannot guarantee they will be able to join you in your assigned area.

Where to park:  If space permits it, you may park in the front parking lot, but in the event of a large volunteer turnout, you may be directed to our overflow lot located behind the building.

For your safety, personal belongings are not allowed in project areas:  Due to limited locker space, we ask that you lock your purse, jackets, backpacks and any other valuables in your vehicle before checking-in.

MINOR VOLUNTEER Requirements

  • Portwall Warehouse:  Volunteers 6-15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older at all times while volunteering, with a group ratio of 1 adult per 10 youth.
  • All volunteers under the age of 18 also need to have a completed Youth Volunteer Consent Form signed by their parent or guardian.

How to DRESS? 

  • Portwall Warehouse:  Closed-toe shoes (NO sandals or flip flops), long shorts or pants, t-shirt or shirt with sleeves.

Media Reminders:  If you are planning to take any video footage, wish to have a Food Bank spokesperson available for interviews or want to share your volunteer experience with the media, please obtain the approval of the director of Communications, Adele Brady, at 713-547-8674 at least 2 weeks prior to your volunteer session.

If you have questions, please contact the Houston Food Bank's volunteer team at 713-547-8604 or volunteernow@houstonfoodbank.org. We look forward to seeing you and thanks for helping feed hungry neighbors across 18 counties!