One of the most important functions of ABCCM's Crisis Ministry centers is to get food to those who are hungry. But how does the food actually get to ABCCM? As we do in so many areas, we rely on volunteers! Several community members with some free time and a valid driver's license and insurance regularly drive from donation centers and food banks to our Downtown Crisis Ministry in Montford to make drop-offs. From there, ABCCM packs food boxes for those in need and makes sure other crucial items get to ministry sites where the homeless and hungry in Buncombe County have access to food for their needs.
And boy, could we use more drivers! We are currently looking for drivers on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, with backup drivers needed Thursday and Friday. It takes about two hours a week, and we appreciate a weekly or monthly commitment. We provide the van and the route - you just do the driving!
Each run provides enough food for 10 households and 72 meals in our soup kitchen - what a tremendous impact! The volunteer job is the perfect way to have a big impact in just a few hours per week or month.
For more information or to volunteer, email Aaron Schnurbusch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 398-6805. For other volunteer opportunities at our Crisis Ministry and other areas, visit our volunteer page.