New Haven Residents vs. COVID-19

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  • Food Box Delivery for Common Ground HS Families

    Common Ground High School/New Haven Ecology Project

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    Volunteers are needed on Wednesdays at Common Ground!! Each week we delivery food boxes to CG families who have expressed food insecurity. We've had some turnover in our Family Food Box drivers as folx get called back to work. This is a great opportunity to get involved and directly support our community.
    Driving is a one hour commitment from 1:30 - 2:30 on Wednesdays. We set our drivers up with addresses and everything they need to know. Volunteers simply have to drive and feel good knowing you are non-contact delivering nourishing food to our community.
    DRIVING SHIFTS OPEN STARTING AUGUST 19TH
    Wednesdays 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    We also have an opportunity opening up for people to help pack the bags that are delivered to folks. It's a 2-hour window that happens earlier in the morning, and you would be part of a team of people assembling bread and other produce into bags (like corn, fruit, cheese, or cereal) for our families.

    BAG PACKING STARTING AUGUST 19TH
    Wednesdays 9:30am - 11:30am
    Please, spread the word!!

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  • Delivery Driver, Pantry Volunteer

    FISH of Greater New Haven

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    Delivery drivers support FISH's Grocery Delivery Program by delivering bags of groceries directly to homebound clients' front doors. Volunteers will come to our pantry space located in West Haven to pick up route information and bags, then deliver them to homebound individuals in New Haven, West Haven, or Hamden. Each shift takes no more than two hours to complete, and ideal volunteers would commit to a weekly shift. Volunteers are provided with disposable gloves.
    FISH is also looking for pantry volunteers Mon - Fri to help with packing grocery bags and stocking shelves. We ask volunteers to commit to a 2 hour shift between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm.

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    Volunteer drivers are asked to make a regular 2-hour commitment on one or more days per week. You'll arrive at a pantry, and pick up a list of 6-8 names, phone numbers, and addresses, and grocery bags for those families. The list is routed for maximum efficiency, and we provide gloves and wipes and instructions for completing no-contract dropoffs.

    Volunteer bag-packers are added to an email list that gets a sign-up sheet each week with opportunities to pack bags. We offer a variety of times and there are necessary tasks that are suitable for volunteers with various levels of ability and strength. Families welcome!

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  • Meal Delivery to Veterans

    Columbus House

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    We are in need of some volunteers to make a weekly Tuesday delivery of meals to our Veterans. These Veterans are part of our Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) and currently in hotels in New London and Middletown. On Tuesdays at 11am, the volunteer would pick up food at our Main Shelter kitchen in New Haven and then deliver the food to the hotel front desk staff. Food is transported in bags/boxes packed by Columbus House kitchen staff. Typically 18-20 medium size bags/boxes total are needed for single transport. Less if the run is split between 2 people. We are seeking 4-8 volunteers to work on a rotating schedule, ensuring that every Tuesday is covered. This is possibly a 4 month long volunteer opportunity. Possibly through the end of this year.

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  • Food Organizers, Drivers, Callers, Etc!

    Semilla Collective Food Garage

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    Semilla Collective Food Garage (semillacollective.org) is helping to redistribute food to ~300 families/week in New Haven. We're seeking more volunteers to support with packing, organizing, delivering, etc. If you or someone you can recommend is interested in working with us, please complete this Google Form Volunteer Application (https://forms.gle/cwnTMjxofzparVbm6). Contribute via our GoFundMe (https://www.gofundme.com/f/new-haven-area-mutual-aid-fund) page. Skills listed below are not required, we always have roles interested volunteers can play. Many volunteers work about ~2 hours/week, PPE is provided, much of our work happens out of the Bregamos Community Theatre in Fair Haven.

    The Semilla Collective of New Haven is a grassroots collective formed in the Fall of 2019 to fight side by side with immigrant and working families, and to host cultural events in our community. Our founding group includes workers, community organizers, healthcare workers, public school educators, legal professionals, students, parents, artists, and more. A diverse group of immigrants and immigrant allies living on Quinnipiac land in New Haven, we are using our collective imagination to build a better world for future generations.

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    We are looking for developers to help on a project. We are developing a "Grubhub for Pharmacy" to help streamline the process of medication delivery to the elderly and vulnerable during this pandemic and beyond.

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    Hello! A few of us medical students are pairing up with the Connecticut chapter of Shopping Angels to help with delivery needs for those who cannot afford the risk of going out themselves (e.g. those who are elderly or are immunocompromised). We are currently recruiting volunteers to help organize local deliveries. Information provided by Shopping Angels is as follows:

    Please fill out this form to register as a volunteer with our program: https://shoppingangelsglobal.org/volunteer/

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    Pills2me is looking for volunteers who are at least 18 years of age, but less than 65 years old. The role of the volunteers will be to help pick up medications for the elderly and other patients who are at high risk of developing complications from the coronavirus. The volunteers must be in good health and have no risk factors for COVID-19 as outlined by the CDC guidelines. The volunteers can register on our website www.pills2me.com with their availability. Once we get a patient request, we will reach out to available volunteers who will then confirm if they can fulfill the request. We have a driver protocol on our website on how to safely carry out the delivery while maintaining social distancing.
    The elderly and other vulnerable patients can request a free same day medication delivery by registering on our website www.pills2me.com. Once we receive the request, we will connect them with a volunteer driver who will help deliver their medication to their doorstep.

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  • Grant Support 1

    Moving With H.O.P.E.

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    Search and/or apply for $1,000 to $10,000 to provide funding for a projects that will train provide food and supplies to homeless shelters, immigrant communities, and the homebound in Greater New Haven, Greater Bridgeport, and Greater Waterbury.

    A grant template has already been created and we have identified about 10 foundations to apply to in Connecticut. Each application will take 1-2 hours to complete. If successful, we will expand the project to other metro areas: Stamford, Hartford, Danbury, New London, and Springfield, Mass.

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