Help in Other Ways

As CanDo's Napa Food Project (NFP) has grown, we've found that we need more hands on deck. Maybe you already donate food through NFP, but you'd like to do more to help. Take a look at this list and see if there's something you'd enjoy doing. Then contact us by completing our Volunteer Form at the bottom of this page.

  1. Tabling. A great way to meet new people. Help us set up a table at one of our local supermarkets. Then have fun chatting with passersby, thanking current NFP members and signing up new ones. (It really works! In fact, it's our most effective way of getting new members.) We'll supply all the materials and teach you how to do it. We usually work in 2-hour shifts.
  2. Helping at the Food Bank. On Pickup Day, volunteers pitch in at the Food Bank by greeting Neighborhood Coordinators, accepting and weighing donations, distributing bags for the next pickup and so on. It's an exciting, celebratory atmosphere. Volunteers generally work in 2- or 3-hour shifts. Pickup Day is the 2nd Saturday of each even month.
  3. Canvassing. Every once in a while, we organize a group-canvassing effort in a particular area of town to expand our Food Donor base. Don't worry if you've never knocked on doors before; we'll team you with an experienced canvasser so you'll have fun with a partner while you learn. It's an important way to keep CanDo's NFP growing!
  4. Special Events. Got a few hours to spare? We can always use help with events …from the 4th of July parade to a potluck dinner. There are plenty of different jobs available for every event. And if you like planning events …well, have we got a job for YOU!
  5. Emergency Pick Ups. Every once in a while a Neighborhood Coordinator gets ill, is out of town, or just plain needs assistance on Pickup Day. So we need a list of people we can call on to pick up food in a pinch. (You need to have a vehicle for this.)
  6. Sharing Skills. Got a special skill or interest you'd like to share? We can probably use it! Writing, editing, web site or data management, bookkeeping, photography …you name it. Just let us know what you can (or would like to). We'll find a place for it!

 

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Next Pickup Date:      Sat., June 10th

 Most Needed    Non-perishable  Items

  • Cereal
  • Hearty Soups
  • Canned Meat
  • Canned Fruit
  • Cooking Oil
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Beans
  • Dried Beans
  • Pinto Beans
  • Canned Corn
  • Masa
  • Brown Rice
  • Long Grain White Rice
  • Plain Stewed Tomatoes
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Side Dishes
  • Soy Milk
  • Canned Milk
  • Texturized Vegetable Protein
  • Pasta
  • Vegetables
  • Side Dishes (Hamburger Helper, Rice-a-Roni, etc.)

Especially for Seniors

  • Dried Fruits
  • Ready made jell-o & pudding
  • Ensure protein drinks
  • Low-sodium Pull-tab Soups
  • Low-sodium Single-
    Serving Meals
  • Low-sodium Crackers
  • Green Tea (regular and decaf)
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Hard Candies

Non-Food Items

  • Toilet Paper
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Soap