Volunteer opportunity with SOME food bank

Jennifer Boston is our liason with “So Others Might Eat” (SOME), a food bank and support organization for the poor and homeless population of Washington D.C. She is organizing a day of service on Sunday, October 5 for parents and older teens from our community. If you are interested, please contact her at jeboston@some.org

Our former PTA president Bronson Hoover participated last year, and said it was an “inspirational” experience.

Please note that this event is not intended for our Cloverly elementary students — participants must be at least 14 years old. Jennifer says that she’s looking into other opportunities for our younger students to contribute towards SOME’s mission.

Jennifer provides further details about next month’s program:

The number of participants is limited to 15 people as the dining hall is run like a very well-oiled machine and everyone is assigned a task (literally, to include putting the salt and pepper on the tables).

The parents and PTA came out last year and supported this event last year and had a wonderful experience….it’s always a great opportunity.

Moving forward, here’s the information.

The day of service is : Sunday, October 5, 2014.

We’ll be meeting at the school at 10:00/10:15 to allow for time to get to DC. You can also meet us at the dining hall which is located at 71 O Street NW Washington, DC 20001

The lunch shift is from 10:45am-1:15pm

Upon our arrival at SOME we’ll be given a brief orientation, issued a nametag and SOME apron. Staff will be available to help throughout the volunteer shift.

Please note that SOME cannot take responsibility for lost or stolen items. Do not bring valuables onto the premises or leave them visible in your car.

Volunteer Dress Code

1.Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes.

2. Volunteers should not wear revealing or tight-fitting clothing. Do not wear
tank tops, sleeveless or low-cut shirts, or tight pants (such as yoga pants).

3. Acceptable clothing includes shirts that cover the stomach, and upper arms and
chest, shorts that come within 3 inches of the knees, and long pants.

4. A hat or hairnet is required for volunteers handling food. Hats may be
brought from home (we suggest baseball caps) Please do not wear large or dress hats. Hairnets or hats will be provided by SOME.

5. Disposable gloves are required for volunteers handling food and will be
provided by SOME.


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