How You Can Help


VOLUNTEER NEEDS ~  YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED


HAVE YOU A DESIRE TO VOLUNTEER AND GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY?

If you would like to consider volunteering with the local food bank for steady, occasional, or even emergency needs, please contact us to get on the list for any of the following areas.  We know life is busy, and there is never an obligation, but we do need humans to help with various tasks, whenever you deem possible to give of your time.

Future goals include creating texting or email lists so that we can send out a notice when volunteers or needed, when and where.   Currently we use word of mouth and our Facebook Group Page to get the word out.  We will expand our notifications to our new website here, as well.

A few volunteer positions we look to fill with able bodied citizens:

TRUCK DRIVER TO PICKUP LOADS IN LEWISTON
There are generally two areas to pick up in Lewiston and then bring the load back to Camas Prairie Food Bank for a crew to unload.   We need volunteer drivers who might be able to help regularly or when your schedule permits.

UNLOAD TRUCK OF NEW FOOD LOADS
When the truck has picked up or when we get a delivery from some random food truck, we need people who can be called to help.

STOCK SHELVES & CHECK IN OUR FOOD BANK CUSTOMERS
We need teens, adults and any able bodied persons who are interested in Volunteering at the Camas Prairie Food Bank.  Whether its one day per week, or occasional, your support is appreciated.

Food List of Items Generally Needed

All canned veggies (except green beans and corn) as we have a lot of these.

Canned Chili

Pork and Beans
Spaghetti
Dry Beans
Pancake or biscuit mixes and syrup
Meal helpers such as hamburger helper and Rice-A-Roni

Boxed salad and potatoe dishes. 
Jiffy Mix
Sugar free items for diabetic food needs.
Peanut butter & jelly/jam


The items listed above are just our most needed items at current timeframe,  but we are able to use any food items.

Meats and Wild Game can only be accepted if a certified butcher has packaged the meat and has been kept frozen.

NON FOOD LIST OF ITEMS NEEDED

Soaps
Shampoos
Feminine Products
Tissue and Toilet Paper

Household Items

If you know anyone who is getting rid of furniture, pots and pans, kitchen utensils and items that are used for general household, please send an email to describe what you have, along with your name and phone number and we'll let you know quickly if there is a family who may have lost their household contents due to fire or other unfortunate event.