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Grains of Hope 2018 Meal Packing Event in Pequannock, N.J.

Grains of Hope NJ Coordinating Committee (outreach@GoHnj.org)

Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)

Registration Information

Type Remaining End Quantity
A-1 Set Up and New Leader Training on Sat Mar 17 (1 PM - 4 PM)
Help set up the supplies and equipment for the event. Orientation for new leaders.
45 Registrations Mar 17, 2018 Free  
B-1 Leader 3/18 (11:00 AM - 2:30 PM)
3 1/2 Hour Block - Volunteer leader for an area. New leaders please register (separately) and attend orientation during setup on the 18th at the PV Middle School gym. All leaders should arrive 15 minutes before your shift on Sunday for check-in and assignment.
2 Registrations Mar 17, 2018 Free  
B-2 Leader 3/18 (2:00 - 6:00 PM)
4 Hour Block - Volunteer leader for an area. New leaders please register (separately) and attend orientation during setup on the 18th at the PV Middle School gym. All leaders should arrive 15 minutes before your shift on Sunday for check-in and assignment.
10 Registrations Mar 17, 2018 Free  
C-1 Worker 3/18 (11:45 AM - 1:30 PM)
Volunteer worker serving from 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM. Training will be provided.
Sold Out Mar 17, 2018 Free  
C-2 Worker 3/18 (1:15 - 3:00 PM)
Volunteer worker serving from 1:15 to 3:00 PM. Training will be provided.
7 Registrations Mar 17, 2018 Free  
C-3 Worker 3/18 (2:45 - 4:30 PM)
Volunteer worker serving from 2:45 to 4:30 PM. Training will be provided.
224 Registrations Mar 17, 2018 Free  
C-4 Worker 3/18 (4:15 - 6:00 PM)
Volunteer worker serving from 4:15 to 6:00 PM. Training will be provided. NOTE: This shift may be partially cancelled or shortened based upon remaining workload near end of 3rd shift. Please leave a phone number so we can contact you if necessary.
270 Registrations Mar 17, 2018 Free  
D-1 Take Down/Clean Up 3/18 (5:30- 7:00 PM)
Help dismantle the operation and clean and pack the equipment for return to storage. Sweep floor and return the gym to its normal state.
20 Registrations Mar 17, 2018 Free  

Event Details

Advance registration now available for members of partner organizations ONLY.  Public registration opens on the morning of Feb 12.

 IF A TIME SLOT YOU WANT IS FILLED UP, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO OUTREACH@GOHNJ.ORG LETTING US KNOW THE DESIRED TIME SLOT, YOUR NAME AND PHONE NUMBER.  WE WILL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE YOU.  THANKS.

Pack meals for the hungry.  No special skills needed.  Each job is simple and we will train you.  Everyone can participate, according to their capabilities - even accompanied young chidren.  NOTE volunteers under the age of 18 (unless accompanied by parent or guardian) MUST have parent or guardian signature on their ticket as evidence of permission to participate.

We will be taking pictures during the event for training, historical and publicity purposes.  By registering, each participant agrees to the use of their image or voice recording in any form by Grains of Hope and its partners as part of their respective training and communications programs, including release of recorded content to media. 

Participants in the meal packing area will be exposed to soy protein powder and wheat-based macaroni product.  If you, or a child you are responsible for, is allergic to any of these items, please contact us in advance (outreach@gohnj.org) and we will attempt to pre-assign jobs that are removed from the allergens.

Signed Community Service forms will be available as you exit the event. When you check in at the welcome desk, please advise the staff that you will need a signed form at the end of your service.

 

Have questions about Grains of Hope 2018 Meal Packing Event in Pequannock, N.J.? Contact Grains of Hope NJ Coordinating Committee (outreach@GoHnj.org)

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Pequannock Valley Middle School Gym
(Enter through front door of school)
493 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Sunday, March 18, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Grains of Hope NJ Coordinating Committee (outreach@GoHnj.org)

Come to our 7th Annual Community Meal Packing Day!  This year we will surpass ONE MILLION MEALS packed for the hungry since inception! We are a local grassroots not-for-profit organization (Community Partners for Hope of NJ, Inc.) centered in Pequannock, NJ  and we are enabling our friends and neighbors to feed the hungry.  We provide food to those in need in one or more categories: (1) on a global level with targeted recipients in serious chronic need, (2) on a global or regional level with targeted recipients suffering from recent natural disasters or other calamity, (3) within the State of NJ in collaboration with larger community feeding programs providing good nutrition for the chronically undernourished.

We are not a "first responder" organization in natural disasters and leave that responsibility to the appropriate agencies and organizations with that mission. Our focus is on those needs which outlive the immediate actions of these organizations and which are expected to remain over several years.  Since our activiites are planned and executed on an annual cycle, the delivery of food typically occurs 6-9 months after our decisions are made about target recipient areas, thus the need to focus on longer term needs.

Our activiites are confined to one core action.  On a Spring weekend each year, we congregate volunteers to assemble dried food ingredients into a large number of sealed pouches, each a family-sized meal. Our pouch includes a scientifically formulated blend of dry ingredients and vitamins.This year we are packaging a fortified mac & cheese meal.  The pouches (many thousands of them) are shipped to target areas and distributed directly to the needy families by on-the-ground partners who ensure that the food is delivered free of all charges directly to those in need.  The dried ingredients are simply cooked in water by the recipient as a nutritious stew. 

We ask all our community partners (churches and other community organizations) to engage in fund raising projects of their chosing in the Fall and Winter to help support the purchase of our raw ingredients and packaging materials. We also welcome your direct financial support. Community Partners for Hope of NJ, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Make your chack payable to CPFH-GOH and mail it to PO Box ???, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444.

We welcome inquiries from other organizations who are interested in joining our Pequannock area program, or who want to explore setting up their own packing event with our assistance. Please contact us at info@GoHnj.org for an exploratory consultation.

Please visit our web site    GoHnj.org     or follow us on Facebook (Grains of Hope of New Jersey)

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