Forever Fed is partnering with the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Cherokee High School to distribute 40,000+ pounds of non-perishable groceries to the public on May 25th and we need you!
This means we’ll be distributing Groceries to
500+ families in need in your community!
Where? Cherokee High School, Canton GA
When? We’ll unload the groceries from a semi-tractor trailer on Friday, May 24th, place them inside the cafeteria of CHS and Distribute the groceries in the parking lot of CHS on Saturday, May 25th.
How? Families in need of groceries will drive through a receiving line, fill out paperwork (while remaining in their vehicles) and proceed through the grocery distribution area where groceries will be placed into their vehicles. It’s literally a “Drive-Through Grocery Distribution”.
How Can You Help? Listed below are the opportunities to serve. Check them out, pick your favorite role, and then scroll down and sign up. It’s that easy!
Can I Sign Up My Group? We ask you only sign up your immediate family members and be sure to include your valid email address and phone number. Be sure the contact info you provide is correct!!! If we can’t contact you, you may lose your spot! Your contact info. cannot be viewed by the public and will not be shared without your permission.
**If you have a large group who would like to serve please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to get you plugged in.
Can My Children Help? Some of the tasks/serving opportunities are kid friendly and others are not. Safety for both guests and volunteers is our goal-we will be carrying and lifting heavy groceries and there will be hundreds of moving vehicles. If you’d like your kids to help, please read through the descriptions for the age appropriate opportunities.
Friday, May 24th Grocery Un-loaders and Transporters-This team will be removing cases of canned goods from pallets and transporting them via hand trucks to the CHS cafeteria for overnight storage. Individuals should be able to lift a case (24 cans) of sodas independently and safely. Due to the nature of this task, please no volunteers under the age of 12. Ice water and snacks will be provided.
Saturday, May 25th Volunteers in two shifts-from 8 AM-noon and Noon-5 PM **Lunch will be provided for those who wish volunteer for the entire day.
Traffic Directing Team-This team will direct volunteers to appropriate parking and direct car loads of grocery recipients safely through CHS parking lot. Traffic Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.
Greeters-This team will welcome our guests onto the campus, inform them about the grocery receiving process, hand them clip boards with forms for recipients to fill out, collect those forms, and refill the clip boards. Greeters must be at least 16 years old and will be walking amongst many vehicles. Greeters may also need to assist some individuals with filling out the forms. We need both English Speaking Greeters and Bilingual Greeters.
Grocery Sorters/Baggers-This team will work inside the cafeteria placing specific items into colored coded grocery bags. This is a family friendly service opportunity but please only one child per supervising adult and no children under the age of 10. Please wear closed toed shoes (tennis shoes) to protect your feet from falling and dropped cans!
Grocery Transporters/Distributers-This team will work outside transporting bags of canned goods from the cafeteria to the distribution area and also place groceries into the vehicles of the recipients. Due to the nature of this task and many vehicles in motion, please no volunteers under the age 14.
Hospitality Team-This team will provide drinks and snacks to help keep our volunteer force on their feet! We’ll have a few tables of snacks, a shady place to sit, some cold drinks, and we’ll also provide lunch for the volunteers that work both shifts. This is a great family friendly Volunteer Team, all ages welcome!
Promotional Team-This team will assist with getting the word out to the community, help with signage and promotion of this event, and help distribute flyers to appropriate organizations. We hope to find someone to help us produce Volunteer t-shirts as well! This team will also help video/photograph this event on both May 24th and 25th.
Administrative Team-This team will help produce needed paperwork, organize completed forms during and after this event, assist with creating spreadsheets with information gathered, and assist with volunteer sign in process on May 25th.
Prayer Team-After our guests have received their groceries they will be given the option of driving to a designated prayer area for a “Drive Through Prayer”. The prayer team will take prayer requests and pray with these individuals while they remain in thier car. This prayer team will also offer encouragement and send guests on their way with words of wisdom and hope. This is why we do, what we do.
Please note-Forever Fed serves all individuals regardless of race, sex, disability, or religion. All individuals in need of food will be served unconditionally and in love.
Sign Up to Serve at the Great Grocery Give Away by clicking on this link!