Social Responsibility

There isn’t much better than giving back to the community that serves you!

featured3-responsivePeoria YMCA staff and members assist at the Midwest Food Bank about once a month to serve in a variety of capacities: from measuring and sealing food blends, to packaging and sorting boxes. Our next Midwest Food Bank opportunity is Wednesday, May 28, from 2-4pm.

We often have volunteer opportunities in the community — whether on campus at the Y or in other organizations. As a non-profit organization, we believe that serving the Peoria area is more than just the Peoria area. It means we are serving individuals, families, and the people who interact with our members and nonmembers. We believe that good work spreads through service, and makes it a better place to be.

We know that when we work together, we move individuals, families and communities forward. Since 1844, the Y has responded to society’s most pressing needs by developing innovative, community-based solutions and uniting people from all walks of life to participate in and work for positive social change. Whether providing job training to a newly single parent, advocating for affordable, healthy food options for underserved communities, or helping newcomers transition well into their new neighborhoods, the Y is committed to giving all people the tools and support to live healthy, connected and secure lives.

It is Midwest Food Bank’s mission to gather large food donations from nationwide corporations and distribute them to social service organizations, as well as, national disaster sites, at no charge. We do not want to ask the organizations we serve to cover our overhead through the purchase of food; therefore, we desire to receive and distribute in-kind donations at no cost.

WHEN:  Wednesdays,  May 28, July 30, September 17, November 19
WHO:  Y-Members and the Community
WHAT: Packaging foods and materials
WHERE: 9005 N. Industrial Rd. Peoria, IL 61615
WHEN: from 2-4pm

Download registration from our website or pick them up at the Y
Please RSVP to Paul the Monday before we meet via email: paul.larson@peoriaymca.org or 309.692.7631 ext 230.

Form 1:  http://www.midwestfoodbank.org//media/uploaded/p/0e2002299_peoria-volunteer-agreement-and-release-form-2011.pdf

Form 2: http://peoriaymca.org/main/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/March-MWFB-Registration.pdf

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