Before applying for “Red Apron Volunteer” status, you may want to consider these options:
Take a tour of Bluffton Self Help. Call Gwen, Community Outreach Manager at gwen[at]blufftonselfhelp.org to request a tour of our facility. Find out more about hunger and how BSH is providing a solution to end hunger. Seeing the facility firsthand will help you in your Drive preparations.
Develop a collection system in your group, church, organization or business to gather pantry or clothing items. Sturdy boxes or bins work well. Place in well-traveled areas, entrances, exits and break rooms. Consider decorating the boxes to capture the interest of the passerby. Please email us to request our free labeling templates. Include all collection areas in your publicity information. The Foodbank has labels with its logo available.
Organize cash donations. People who want to contribute may forget to bring canned goods. Accepting cash donations is a way for everyone to be involved in your event. Appoint a specific individual to handle the collection of funds. When turning funds into BSH, please identify those donations which require receipts or acknowledgement.
All collected items may be dropped off at Bluffton Self Help, Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please call to let us know when you are coming. Lunch or evening appointments for drop off can be arranged in advance. Please note: BSH observes all Federal Holidays. If you have any questions call Gwen at (843) 757-8000 ext 4 or email at gwen[at]blufftonselfhelp.org.