Volunteer Opportunity of the Week

Posted: Sunday, January 16, 2011

Organization: Southeast Alaska Guidance Association (SAGA) and the Southeast Alaska Food Bank

Volunteer Coordinator: Sara DeLeo

Contact Information: 723-3980

Organization Description: SAGA is a nonprofit organization with the mission of improving lives, lands and communities in Alaska through service learning.

The Southeast Alaska Food Bank is dedicated to eradicating hunger in Alaska by obtaining and distributing food to nonprofit agencies and individuals in Juneau and Southeast Alaska. The Food Bank collects surplus and unmarketable but still edible food from grocery stores and redistributes it throughout the area. The thirty nonprofit agencies that receive food from SEAFB include homeless shelters, youth agencies, transitional housing services, domestic abuse shelters and senior citizen services.

Volunteer Opportunity: On Monday, SAGA will hold a Food Drive throughout the day in support of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank’s growing needs. The day will begin with the Black Awareness Association’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration at St. Paul’s Catholic Church and will be accepting food donations there during the festivities from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Later, the food drive will resume at Alaskan & Proud, Safeway and Superbear from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Donations may be coordinated outside of this special event by contacting the food bank.

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