Richmond Emergency Food Pantry seeks volunteers

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By Kathy Chouteau

During the season of sharing, the Richmond Emergency Food Pantry is calling out for volunteers to support its operations up to two days per week.

Volunteer shifts are available on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7-11 a.m.; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richmond Emergency Food Pantry at 2369 Barrett Avenue in Richmond. According to the food pantry, volunteers are needed to unload food, pack boxes and bags for distribution, assist with registration and distribute food.

The food pantry, which is 100 percent volunteer run and serves food to 45,000 people annually, has been serving residents of West Contra Costa County for more than 50 years. 

The food pantry is located at 2369 Barrett Ave. in Richmond. To volunteer, contact [email protected] or 510-235-9732. Click here to learn more about the organization.