The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank has an ambitious goal to host more than 1,200 community members during Operation Orange, the second annual 24-hour volunteer event in celebration of Hunger Action Month, Friday, Sept. 5 at 12:00pm to Saturday, Sept. 6 at 12:00pm.
Throughout the day and night, volunteers will commit to 2-4 hour shifts to keep projects running for 24 hours straight. Volunteers will be working in the Foodbank’s 85,000 sq. ft. warehouse on planned projects including sorting fresh produce like apples and potatoes, labeling cans and sorting a variety of meat to keep up with the growing demand for emergency food.
To get involved during Operation Orange, simply:
· Grab a group of family members, friends or coworkers and help the Foodbank end hunger action month with a celebration! Sign-up to volunteer on the Foodbank’s website, akroncantonfoodbank.org/operation-orange.aspx.
· Volunteers will be working in the Foodbank’s warehouse on planned projects including sorting fresh produce like apples and potatoes, labeling cans, sorting a variety of meat and dispensing soap.
· New this year, you can support your Foodbank by purchasing an Operation Orange t-shirt before the event! You also have the option to order customized t-shirts for your group, by August 14, 2014 at costore.com/acrfbstore.
For more information, or to find out how you can get involved, please visit akroncantonfoodbank.org or call 330.535.6900.