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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Volunteers are needed to help feed the hungry in the Kansas City area.

Jewish Family Services said it serves more than 800 families a month and needs people to help at it’s food pantries in Brookside and Overland Park.

The organization allows families to shop from a list of available food and hygiene items and uses four ways to get the orders to the families in need. Options include drive-thru pick-up and delivery.

To continue serving the community and reaching families who need help, Jewish Family Services said it has a number of openings for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Drivers needed to pick up food donations from area stores and organizations
  • Drivers needed to deliver Kansas and Missouri food pantry guests
  • Food pantry stocker needed at the JFS Brookside location (425 E. 63rd St.)
  • Food pantry shopper needed at Kansas location at Jewish Community Campus

Volunteers are needed during the work day, typically Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to –5 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to –3 p.m. All volunteers must have proof of a COVID-19 vaccine and undergo a background check.

People who are interested in volunteering can apply online, or call JFS Volunteer Engagement at (913) 730-1410 for more information.