Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty
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Urban Agriculture Volunteering
Volunteers will work alongside staff to maintain our various urban agriculture sites that focus on adapting successful, highly efficient farming techniques to small urban spaces. Volunteers will learn and implement techniques to increase productivity in small urban land areas, soil management and remediation, energy and water saving techniques, and high value ethnic and specialty crops. Our hydroponic systems explore techniques
to grow a wide variety of vegetables in nutrient-enriched water rather than soil. No previous gardening experience is necessary. Volunteers should be comfortable working outside in various weather conditions, and enjoy getting their hands dirty. Shifts are typically weekday mornings, 9am - 12pm.
For more information please contact Amana Tai.
AARP Foundation: Meal Pack Challenge
We are very excited to announce a wonderful volunteer opportunity in DC to our Tomorrow Together coalition. As you may already be aware, this year we are partnering with the AARP Foundation to host a large scale meal packing event in Washington, DC on September 10-11.
Volunteers will serve in 90-minute shifts to pack up to 1.5 million meals for seniors in need. If you and your team are interested in serving at this event, please sign up now at mealpackchallenge.org and view the flyer for more information.
Martha's Table: Joyful Food Markets at Schools in Wards 7 & 8
Joyful Food Markets are monthly pop-up grocery markets held at elementary schools in Wards 7 & 8. They are made possible by an exciting partnership between Martha's Table and the Capital Area Food Bank designed to increase access to and encourage consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables east of the Anacostia River. The markets are festive, community events where families can shop (at no cost) for fresh, seasonal produce and pantry staples. Children engage with Chef Educators and volunteers at a "Jr. Chef" station and families can sample food and get tips for quick, delicious homemade meals. Market shifts are approximately 4 hours in length. Volunteer roles at markets include: Jr. Chef cooking and food education table; taste test table; set-up; assisting families with shopping; re-supply; break-down.
Please contact Holly Fussell for more information.
Research on Homeless Population in DC
Interest in providing a comprehensive health care plan to the homeless population in the D.C. area. To ensure that the team will make a positive and significant impact on this population, it is important to grain a greater understanding of this demographic through in-depth research, personal interviews, and surveys with homeless persons, homeless service providers (i.e. Homeless shelter and soup kitchen employees), and health care
Please contact Kelsey Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Help Distribute Supplemental Groceries to Neighbors in Need- Thursdays
AHC is a nonprofit developer of affordable housing with over 20 properties in Virginia for low- and moderate-income families. AHC's Resident Services Division works with more than 2,000 children and adults through seven community centers in Arlington. Services include a wide variety of opportunities, from Teen Tutoring to After-School programs to Senior Activities, to help improve resident's lives.
We are partnering with the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) to distribute supplemental groceries to our residents in need and can really use
your help! Volunteers are needed at the Woodbury Park/Frederick Community Center on Thursdays from 9-11:30AM to help our staff distribute food to our residents who qualify for food assistance. This does not require heavy lifting! Just a warm spirit and a willing set of hands.
The Woodbury Park/Frederick Community Center is located at 2335 North 11th St., Arlington, VA 22201 and is metro accessible (in walking distance from the Courthouse Metro).
Help us reach families living in Arlington who don't have enough food to meet their basic needs.
Please contact Becky Koons at email@example.com for more information.