VOLUNTEERING for $2/bag of produce in Jamaica Plain
Do NOT sign up UNLESS you are willing to work hard for about 2 hours.
Others can attend each week and carry home a $2 bag of vegetables and fruits.
Alternate Thursdays from 3:00 -- 4:00 PM
Any questions, phone Fair Foods at 617-288-6185
[Volunteers arrive 30 minutes earlier and stay up to 30 minutes after close.]
[Those getting bags of produce can expect to retrieve them from 3-4 pm.]
From May 28 onward
IF THERE's ANY QUESTION about the DATE, call FAIR FOODS in Dorchester: www.FairFoods.org
Amory Street Building - Amory-PACE Center
125 Amory Street (public housing, a public health center)
(22 Bus toward Ruggles)
Boston, MA 02130 (or 02119)
Amory Street Building at 125 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain,
Boston, MA 02130 (or is it 02119?)
- A BHA (Boston Housing Authority) site
- Between Jackson Square and Stony Brook MBTA Orange Line stops.
- Near Dimock and Atherton Streets.
- Near Stony Brook MBTA Orange Line stop.
- Near Southwest Corridor Community Farm
- Near Word of Life Tabernacle
The Amory PACE Center is a comprehensive service center and residential apartment complex for frail elders and persons with disabilities.
Boston Housing Authority (BHA) recently completed a $4 million renovation at 125A Amory Street, a formerly dilapidated structure behind the Amory Street Elderly/Disabled public housing development.
The community is now supported by a full-service center for elderly and disabled residents over the age of 55. The Center is operated by the Upham’s Corner Health Center through its Elder Service Plan-PACE (Program of All-inclusive Care for Elders). PACE is a community-based, comprehensive initiative providing medical, adult day health and supportive care for frail elders that allows them to remain living independently in the community rather than in a nursing home.
In Massachusetts, PACE programs operate under the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. This is the first PACE site in the Amory neighborhood, with two other sites in Boston.
This six-story, elevator-equipped building has approximately 181 units in studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom.
VOLUNTEER for biweekly Thursday afternoon $2/bag of produce in Jamaica Plain, held on ALTERNATE WEEKS
When you volunteer, YOU will ALSO TAKE HOME one or two of those "$2 bags"!
Fair Foods provides a 20-22 bag of produce for the Jamaica Plain neighbors so they can eat the way I do - on produce. The neighbors only need to pay' $2 for the bag.
Volunteers unload the truck, set up portable banquet tables, set up the food in order of density (potatoes on bottom - tomatoes and bananas and berries and kale on top), then fill each bag (and 'stack' them upright by one another - for the 'paying neighbors' to pick up (for $2).
We arrive around 2:30 pm (maybe as late as 2:45 pm) and work until 4:30 pm (can leave as early as 4:15 pm if we've finished all our work).
In the FRONT of the Amory Street Building at 125 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain.
Wear comfortable clothing.
Alternate Thursdays, from 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Reserve FIRST before just showing up.
[Volunteers arrive 30 minutes earlier and stay up to 30 minutes after close]
From May 28 onward
Bring friends! Forward the invitation to others!
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Want to volunteer at a DIFFERENT location OR just stop by and get bread and produce?
Then check out this website and find a site that is more convenient to your location and schedule:
Volunteers MUST register in advance with phone and e-mail AND commit to work the full 2 hours (2:30-4:30 pm), but it probably won't be that long.