WAYS TO SERVE

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: DRIVE-THRU SITES

Our Drive-Thru Sites provide food support by providing a box of fresh produce, canned food, meat, dairy and bread into the trunk or back seat of a vehicle to feed a family of four for one week.

Volunteers assist in these ways:

  • Direct Drive-Thru traffic
  • Continuous disinfecting of facilities
  • Unload, move and organize food supplies
  • Package food into boxes for distribution
  • Provide lunch or snacks for onsite volunteers
  • Record data into a computer from participants
  • Load boxes of food into cars as they come through Drive-Thru
  • Pray for recipients as they leave

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: DISTRIBUTION CENTERS

A Distribution Center provides food support to specific locations in their area of geographical reach. Our current Distribution Centers are in Ensley, Fairfield and Hoover. Drive-Thru Sites and partner ministries receive food support directly from one of our Distribution Centers. Volunteers assist in these ways:
  • Loading and unloading of trucks
  • Lifting boxes of food
  • Moving empty pallets etc.
  • Provide lunch or snacks for onsite volunteers

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: HUBS

In partnership with The Joint Supply Coalition, Grace Klein Community works directly with partner ministry Royal Divinity Ministries to coordinate the receiving of all food purchases and donations. Volunteers assist in these ways:

  • Package food in bulk delivery for Distribution Centers
  • Load trucks for delivery to Distribution Centers

MEALS FOR FAMILIES

Emergency ready-to-eat meals are helpful for families in crisis due to death, illness, a sick family member, etc. Volunteers prepare healthy and easy to heat meals that are stored in freezers and are delivered to the families, in need of support, by delivery driver volunteers. Volunteers assist in these ways:
  • Retrieve food from one of our Drive-Thru Sites and create meal options.
  • Preserve large quantities of food that can be used for recipes. Ex. Creating tomato sauce, cutting veggies for stirfry, stewing apples, dehydrating fruit into healthy snacks.
  • Deliver prepared meals to our accessible freezers.

DELIVERY DRIVERS AND FOOD RESCUE

A delivery driver volunteers to deliver food boxes or emergency ready to heat meals to “high risk” families and individuals. “High risk” means the food recipient is home bound, for any number of reasons, and unable to secure the food they need. Volunteers assist in these ways:
  • Picking up food boxes and delivering to assigned addresses
  • Picking up emergency meals and delivering to assigned addresses
  • Encouraging the person who receives the food through a phone call or text
  • Picking up food from local businesses to feed more people
A food rescue driver volunteers for a repetitive or “sub” slot to pick up food from a designated location and deliver the food to our office. If you are interested in joining a food rescue team, please email info@gracekleincommunity.com for further information.

CARDBOARD BOX PICK UP

We use hundreds of boxes a week (sometimes a day!) in our food distribution efforts. We have contacted local Chick-Fil-A locations, asking they save us boxes we can pick up. We can go every day to the ones listed below (well, except Sunday, LOL!). Others who share boxes include Motivated Movers and The Vitamin Shoppe.

Volunteers assist in these ways:

  • Signing up to a specific Chick-fil-a location, retrieving the stack of boxes at the designated location, delivering the flattened boxes to our main office.

Please sign up as often as you can to help us connect our resources to our need.

THE HOUSE ON THE HILL

“The House on the Hill” is used to equip and empower women to thrive through an intimate relationship with Jesus, to connect resources for jobs, childcare, tangible needs and groceries, to find healing from their pain and forgiveness towards men/family relationships etc. to grow in trusting others, and to learn their gifts and abilities so they can also contribute to the lives of others. With many people coming and going from the home, we appreciate weekly support to maintain the facility. Volunteers assist in these ways:
  • Organizing unexpected donations
  • Preparing diaper/wipe orders
  • Creating toiletry kits
  • Assisting with routine house cleaning
  • Maintaining the yard
  • Watering plants

WE SEW LOVE

Through creativity and resourcefulness, we upcycle (convert) donated clothing/fabric into items that can enrich the lives of those in need… at home, in our neighborhood, in our country, and in places around the globe.

Items volunteers create include:

  • Children’s items – dresses, shorts, underwear.
  • Infant items – undershirts, bibs, hats, diaper inserts, gowns, leggings, crib mats
  • Teen girls – menstruation kits (shoulder bag filled with 2pr undies, 3 reusable maxi-pads, 3 regular pads)
  • Burial Gowns – premier to pre-teen sizes
  • Covid – face masks

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LOVE DOES

Our community members dream up creative ideas and we work together as a community to implement many of these beautiful and ingenius acts of love. If you have ideas that would engage our volunteers in meaningful ways, to love and serve our community, we want to hear them! We know that when people serve from their giftings, the sky is the limit. With many people coming and going from the home, we appreciate weekly support to maintain the facility. Volunteers assist in these ways:
  • Decorating food boxes with encouraging artwork and phrases
  • Delivering trays of goodies to first responders and service workers
  • Unexpected late-night emergency food preservation when a surprise donation comes in
  • Encouraging notes for retirement/nursing home residents
  • Surprising street workers with ice cold water
  • Dash and run door drop offs to families going through a difficult time
  • Filling a teacher breakroom with lunch options for the week
  • Preparing and sharing small little starter plants
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ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Maintaining the behind the scenes of a growing organization requires shared online platforms, detailed oriented volunteers, spreadsheet lovers, scribes, graphic designers, social media gurus, and those who are willing and flexible to work from home. Volunteers assist in these ways:
  • Writing thank you notes
  • Prayer support
  • Errand running
  • Coupon shopping
  • Designing social media content
  • Sharing, liking and commenting on social media content
  • Capturing and editing videos
  • Entering data into spreadsheets from food rescue teams
  • Building new partnerships with local business leaders
  • Designing flyers, brochures, documents for presentations
  • Preparing partner packets
  • Event planning
  • Inviting friends to events and serve opportunities
  • Phone calls and emailing for data gathering
  • Filing