Below is Barrington Area Volunteer Connection’s twelfth installment of their profile program, highlighting non-profits using BAVC for their volunteering needs. Keep reading for the profile of The Community Meal.
Interview with Sandy Hesse – Coordinator | The Community Meal
With God’s help, we handled The Community Meal by offering a drive-thru option instead of a sit-down meal. We follow all the CDC guidelines, food safety requirements, and contactless serving. Our volunteers are required to wear masks, gloves, follow social distancing and extra cleaning processes.
The Community Meal is a volunteer organization for everyone. Our goal is to utilize our volunteers in a way that is best suited for them. If they like to lead groups, you can oversee and guide volunteers with all the tasks needed to feed 250 people in a drive-thru format. If they like to bake, they can prepare 100 cookies, individually wrap them and deliver them to the host site. Cooking teams prepare main entrees on the day before a meal. Other responsibilities include logistics, computer skills, scheduling, and more.
Our new initiative in 2021 is frozen crockpot meals. We will be testing this ministry in May in the Wauconda area. In addition to folks getting a warm, nutritious meal they will be offered a frozen crockpot meal to make later in the week. In addition, we hope to serve even more people in 2021 by reaching the Carpentersville and Wauconda neighborhoods.
Interesting in becoming a part of Barrington Area Volunteer Connection? Join us today at volunteer.thebavc.org!