NASHVILLE, TN — PENCIL, in collaboration with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and Hands On Nashville, is opening a volunteer opportunity to help their food distribution operations.
The nonprofit is searching for volunteers to help to organize the distribution events, ensuring the Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) families are getting enough food in this COVID-19 crisis.
The volunteer will have the duty to unload the food delivery truck at each school site, assemble boxes, pack boxes of food items, and load boxes into family cars.
The distribution event will follow Mayor John Cooper's Road for Reopening Nashville phase 3, which can be seen here: https://www.asafenashville.org/roadmap-for-reopening-nashville-phase-2-guidance-and-resources/.
Everyone at the distribution event also should obey safety protocols such as gathering limits and CDC recommendations as specified at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/guidance.html.
Prospective candidates can apply online at https://www.hon.org/opportunity/a0C5a00000eFlxG?layoutViewMode=tablet. Full opportunity address and directions will be sent to the candidates by e-mail after they sign up. The volunteers will be limited to 15 people with a minimum age of 18 years.
There are three food distribution events from June to July. Starting from Thursday, June 17 from 10.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m, Wednesday, July 14 from 10.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m, and Wednesday, July 28 from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. All distribution will be at Antioch, TN.
The organization will distribute the food to MNPS families via PENCIL's Family Resource Center at Antioch High School.
PENCIL is actively engaged in public schools, and Metro Nashville Public School is one of its partners. Visit PENCIL's official website at https://pencilforschools.org/ for other information and donation.