Food Ministry

Volunteer Opportunities


Donation Pick Ups
We are looking for a couple of volunteers who can make a long-term weekly commitment to pick up food and deliver it to our church kitchen.  We have openings on Monday mornings, Friday mornings, and Sunday afternoons.  If you’re able to help please contact Liz:

Thanksgiving Turkey Volunteer Opportunity
On Saturday November 17th, Fern Street Pantry is partnering with Foodshare to distribute turkeys and fixin's.  The regularly scheduled Pantry and food distribution will be operating concurrently in Fiske Hall.

Please help make it possible for all of our clients to have a nice Thanksgiving Day meal at home.  We need:
  • Several driver volunteers with SUVs to load their vehicles at Foodshare in Bloomfield promptly at 8:30am, return to the church parking lot and remain to distribute food from their vehicles until the Pantry is over (about 11:45am).
  • Volunteers to assist clients with loading groceries into their vehicles.
  • Volunteers to record statistics on what we distribute.
If you can help, please contact:
Liz Halla-Mattingly, Food Ministry Coordinator (860) 233-3669 x109

or Maxine Fischer, Food Pantry Coordinator

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
If you are interested in volunteering with any of our Food Ministry programs, please submit our Volunteer Interest Form and Liz, our Food Ministry Coordinator, will contact you shortly.  

For more information, contact: 
Liz Halla-Mattingly, Food Ministry Coordinator
The Universalist Church of West Hartford
433 Fern Street, West Hartford CT 06107
860-233-3669 ext. 109   

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