Activate Good Call for Volunteers: Operation Summer Hunger!

Volunteer and be a part of an urgent mission to ensure families and kids are fed this summer! Please read volunteer information and safety requirements below. Volunteers are encouraged (but not required) to sign up for multiple shifts to minimize contact.

About Operation Summer Hunger

Did you know? About 30% of Wake County Public School students qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Many of these children rely on food from school to meet their needs, often experiencing hunger at home. This becomes an even greater issue during breaks and holidays – especially over the long summer break. With COVID-19 being another factor this year, things are really tough for a lot of families with school-aged children.

Operation Summer Hunger is Activate Good’s call for volunteers to help us make sure our neighbors are fed! Check out opportunities to help hunger-fighting organizations continue their work. Choose from garden days, food pantry organization, data management, produce sorting, meal delivery, and more.

Hunger Volunteer Opportunity Highlights

WCPSS Opportunities

WHEN: Fridays, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

WHERE: Distribution is at any of the following schools:

Bugg Elementary, Creech Road Elementary, Fox Road Elementary, Knightdale Elementary, Millbrook Elementary, Poe Elementary, Reedy Creek Elementary or Rogers Lane Elementary

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm 

WHERE: Pick up meals at Fox Elementary and deliver to nearby Hunt's Mobile Park

WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

WHERE: Pick meals up at Bugg Elementary and deliver to nearby Hodges Mobile Home Park

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:45 am - 1:00 pm

WHERE: Pick meals up at Hodge Road Elementary and deliver to nearby Neuse Estates Mobile Home Park

**Be sure to carefully review the linked pages for more details!**

Western Regional Food Security Action Group

Various Locations

**Be sure to carefully review the linked pages for more details!**

Want to help with meal delivery? Email volunteer2helpkids@gmail.com 

Volunteer Safety Requirements

We care about and rely on all of our volunteers – so this is IMPORTANT. For the health and safety of all, please do not participate in any volunteer project if you:

  • Are experiencing any symptoms or feel unwell
  • Share space with someone who is ill
  • Have recently traveled out of the country or to any COVID-19 hot spots
  • Have been exposed to any confirmed case of COVID-19

Please do not put yourself or anyone else at risk by coming to volunteer when sick. Any volunteer displaying signs of illness during this project will be directed to return home, monitor their health, and volunteer at another time.

**Each individual host organization may have additional volunteer safety rules and expectations.

 

Seeking other ways to volunteer to support local causes during the Coronavirus pandemic? Check out our regularly updated list of volunteer needs, including some remote volunteer projects, here.