How to Help

Volunteers are the heart of the Family Promise program.

 

Volunteering During COVID-19

With the host site rotation on pause we are sheltering families in hotels. We need your help to provide meals to our guests! 

    • Food drop off is on TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS 9am-4pm
    • Drop off location is 215 S. 11th Street (United Presbyterian Church)
    • Please ring doorbell and remain outside the door. Someone will be there to collect your donation (it takes a few minutes for us to get downstairs).
    • Shelf stable meals are preferred but we can use the UPC fridge to store perishables.
    • Please portion meals. Our guests only have a microwave and hotel mini fridge for food prep and storage.
    • Our number of guests is changing very frequently these days. Please contact your coordinator for the most current numbers. (If you don’t have a coordinator please contact the Family Promise office).

Food Suggestions

Food Host Schedule

Nov. 22 – Nov. 29 Thanksgiving
Nov. 29 – Dec. 6
Dec. 6 – Dec- 13 Rock Laramie
Dec. 13 – Dec. 20 First Baptist
Dec. 20 – Dec. 27 Christmas
Dec. 27 – Jan. 3 New Years
Jan. 3 – Jan. – 10 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran
Jan. 10 – Jan. 17 United Presbyterian Church
Jan 17 – Jan. 24 United Methodist Church
Day Center Closed MLK Day 1/20/20
Jan. 24 – Jan. 31 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Jan. 31 – Feb. 7 St. Matthew’s Cathedral-Canterbury House
Feb. 7 – Feb. 14
Feb. 14 – Feb. 21
Day Center Closed Presidents’ Day 2/17/20
Feb. 21 – Feb.28 Rock Laramie
Feb. 28 – March 7 First Baptist

For the full schedule please see the list.

*Empty spaces indicate undesignated weeks.

Diaper & Hygiene Pantry Assistant

In order for our Diaper & Hygiene pantry to be a sustainable program we need volunteers to help with distributions, stocking shelves, and logging items. 

    • Currently need help on THURSDAYS 9am-4pm (2 hour shifts)
    • The pantry is located at 215 S. 11th Street (United Presbyterian Church)
    • Involves going up and down stairs while carrying bags of hygiene items.
    • Due to social distancing, guests remain outside while attendant collects items. Volunteers must wear masks.
    • Will help log donated and distributed items.
    • While this is a low intensity volunteer activity, it is very valuable to the families we serve and our staff.

Full Volunteer Description

If you are interested in helping, please contact us at info@fpalbanycounty.org, attn: Pantry Manager

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