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Tuesday, February 7

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    JanuaryFebruary Pantry Needs
    Below are items that we are currently low on in supply
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    Nail Clippers
    Alcohol-free mouthwash
    Deodorant
    Disposable Razors
    Toilet Paper
    Laundry Detergent-high efficiency only
    Canned Fruit-All Kinds
    Peanut Butter-18oz
    Grape Jelly-18oz
    Canned Chicken
    Canned Chili

    Men's Underwear-all sizes
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Saturday, January 28

Sunday, January 15

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    DUE TO IMPENDING ICE AND HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS , THE DAY CENTER WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH.
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Saturday, January 14

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    DUE TO IMPENDING ICE AND HAZARDOUS ROAD CONDITIONS , THE DAY CENTER WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 14TH.
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Wednesday, January 4

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    Nail Clippers
    Alcohol-free mouthwash
    Men's jeans-allDeodorant
    Disposable Razors
    Toilet Paper
    Laundry Detergent-high efficiency only
    Men's Underwear-all
    sizes
    Blankets-Twin sized or larger. Please, no throws!

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    THE DAY RESOURCE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED TODAY, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17TH, DUE TO TREACHEROUS ROAD CONDITIONS.
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Saturday, December 17

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Saturday, December 3

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    NovemberDecember Pantry Needs
    Below are items that we are currently low on in supply
    Bottled water-20oz size
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    Nail Clippers
    Alcohol-free mouthwash
    Canned Meats-Tuna, Chicken, Spam, Vienna Sausages, Ham
    Canned Fruit-All kinds
    Canned Chili
    Condensed Soups-All kinds EXCEPT Tomato
    Men's jeans-sizes 28 to 34
    Pork and Beans
    We are also accepting left over Halloween candy. Don't be shy, ask your favorite grocery store what they do with their left over holiday items and let them know how happy we would be to take those items off their hands!
    Men's jeans-all sizes
    Blankets-Twin sized or larger. Please, no throws!

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Friday, November 18

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    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE:
    We cannot accept children/baby items including clothing, equipment,diapers, etc.
    If you have these items, please consider donatingYou may donate diapers to another organization. the newly formed "Diaper Bank" at the Howard County Food Bank!
    Large Bottles of Shampoo
    Large Bottles of Body Wash
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    Nail Clippers
    Alcohol-free mouthwash
    Chef Boyardee-AllCanned Meats-Tuna, Chicken, Spam, Vienna Sausages, Ham
    Canned Fruit-All
    kinds
    Canned Chili
    Canned Meats-Tuna, Chicken, Spam, Vienna Sausage, Salmon, Ham
    Canned Fruit-All
    Condensed Soups-All kinds
    Chunky or Progresso Soups
    Disposable Razors
    EXCEPT Tomato
    Men's jeans-sizes 28 to 34
    Pork and Beans

    We are low on Men's underwear. We have plenty of socksalso accepting left over Halloween candy. Don't be shy, ask your favorite grocery store what they do with their left over holiday items and women's underwear.let them know how happy we would be to take those items off their hands!
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Tuesday, October 18

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    Checklist for Kitchen and Meal Preparers
    _ 150 Heavy paper/plastic dinner platesplate-as needed. Please check with the volunteer coordinator for current meal service supply list.
    _ 100 Small dessert platesplates, if needed
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    for your dessert service.
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    100 Cold
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    12 ounce minimum,minimum
    _ 50 hot cups - 10 oz minimum
    _ 300 Napkins
    _8 Sterno
    _Plastic Gloves, if you prefer
    _6 gallons - Drinks, either bottled juices or powdered to mix – please include no sugar drinks
    _2 gallons of milk - 2% or whole
    _Ice – 2 10 lb. Bags
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    compliment your meal, ifmeal-as needed. Please check with the volunteer coordinator for current meal service supply list.
    _Butter or margarine
    Items needed and appreciated, if you have extra budget money
    _30 Gallon Trash bags
    _ Tall kitchen bags
    _Plastic ware, forks, knives, and spoons
    _Plastic forks
    _Paper towels
    _Nondairy powdered coffee creamer
    _4lb bags of sugar
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    Job Description - Kitchen help (2 - 4 people)
    If things need toAll food must be heated, put them inhot and ready to serve when you arrive. You may use the oven as soon as you get there.to hold the temperature of your food
    Entrees and
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    Sterno.
    Desserts and drinks canor other self-serve items should be putplaced on the table againstwith the wall incoffee pot.
    Please check both refrigerators for open drink jugs or pitchers of tea or lemonade to be used first. Please check
    the hall door.
    Mix
    dates on all milk to be sure to use the milk that expires the soonest first. If needed, mix lemonade and
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    are pitchers inon the cupboards.wire rack with the paper goods. Leave milk
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    on ice. Make
    Each dining table should be set with salt and pepper,
    one potbottle of coffee. (We have lots of diabetics, so please bring some beverage with no sugar added, or make sure to havehot sauce, and a pitcherbottle of water.ketchup. There is one pitcher marked water.
    Make sure we have
    are four dining tables.
    Set a stack of
    plates (if thin paper plates encourage people to take 2 or 3), flatware, cups and napkins out.
    If there is more food than we can use, volunteers may deliver
    at the excess to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Freetown Road or divide it up among their volunteers to take home. Please, do not leave leftover prepared food instart of the refrigeratorservice line, refill small flatware bins at the Day Center.
    Station 2-3 volunteer servers behind
    end of the food table to serve full/reasonable portions to each person. (Doubling portions may jeopardize someone else's chance for a decent meal.)service line from the large, red marked bins, fill napkin basket from the inventory in the white cabinet. Please use open packages first.
    Please assist anyone that needs something from the refrigerator. Our only concern is hygiene.
    Ask them to put their plates inStation 2-3 volunteer servers behind the trashcan when they finish eating.
    Most of our clients used
    food table to arrive at the beginning or midway through the day. Now, however, they come in continuously up until closing. So we needserve full/reasonable portions to make sure we save foodeach person. (Doubling portions may jeopardize someone else's chance for the latecomers. Our clients count on us being open for 4 hours.
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    a decent meal.)
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    If both
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    each of you
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    shift ends.
    Most of our clients used to arrive at the beginning or midway through the day. Now, however, they come in continuously up until closing. So we need to make sure we save food for the latecomers. Our clients count on us being open for 4 hours.
    If there is more food than we can use, volunteers may deliver the excess to Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Freetown Road or divide it up among their volunteers to take home. Only deliver full trays of food. Please, do not leave leftover prepared food in the refrigerator at the Day Center.
    Ask guests to put their plates in the trashcan when they finish eating.

    Keep in mind that many are hungry and eat large portions, and most will eat twice while they are there. Please consider portions based on a hungry adult appetite. More food will be consumed in the first two hours than for the second shift, so keep this in mind as you plan. You may want to alternate schedules, or consider church size and resources as you work with your partner church.
    WE ASK THAT YOU NOT GIVE CARRY OUTS OF THE PREPARED MEALS. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE GUESTS FOIL, PLASTIC WRAP, GROCERY BAGS, OR ANYTHING THAT WILL ENABLE THEM TO WRAP UP A PLATE TO TAKE OUT. WE HAVE DISCONTINUED CARRY OUT MEALS DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS.
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    1. Briefly explain the services available at the Center - showers, limited laundry, hot meal, pantry and a case worker, and a nurse and/or doctor on most days.
    2. Give the new person a welcome card and explain to them that they must sign up for showers and go in the order in which they are on the list.
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    the Center, there is a checklisttry to go through explainingpair the new guest with a volunteer who can explain how the
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    works. Another clientguest can also help to
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    shower or laundrylaundry, if desired.
    Shower and Laundry Monitors
    Laundry
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    sign up forone load of laundry once
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    the next two open days.day. If no
    If a person passes on doing laundry, please mark pass next to their name, so they will be allowed to do it later in the week.
    Showers
    1. Make sureTry to keep the person leavingshower list moving and remind guests going in to the showers that there are people waiting. Approximately 15 minutes per shower is reasonable. If there is no one waiting or doing laundry tells the next person on the list it is their turn or onevery short. You may allow each guest more time. Towards the end of each day, it's important to keep an eye on the monitors can find the next personnumber of guests on the list.shower list that ride the Day Center van. Try to encourage them to get in the shower in a timely fashion so that they will not miss the van or the opportunity to shower.
    2. Check the names off on the list as they leave the showers or finish laundry.
    3. Check the bathrooms after each person to make sure they have cleaned up after themselves.
    4. If there is a long list for the men's showers and a short list for the women's shower, you may open the women's shower to men only after all women have showered and after the vans have come in from the mid run.
    4. If there are disputes, help them work it through or ask for help from Melinda, Doug, or Joe.
    5. You will be given a key to the storage cabinet in the hallway. There are hair clippers, deodorants, razors, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, etc. You will be given a key to the lock. Please get the requested items for the person and make sure persons requesting the shaver return it to you. Make sure to keep the cabinet locked between retrieval of items.
    6. Do Not hand the key to the cabinet to a guest and allow unlimited access to supplies.
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    Pantry, Clothing and Supplies (3-4 people each day or each shift)
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    clothing needs of guest on pantry cards and checklist sheet.
    Sign in each guest. Ask them
    to sendspell their names if you are unsure.
    Allow only two guests in the pantry at a time. One guest will be picking
    out to churches.
    Help to sort and shelve any donated
    food and clothingwhile the other will be picking out clothing. If there is a long line, be mindful about the amount of time each guest spends in the pantry
    Help our clients look through and find what they need.
    Each guest may take only one of each clothing item available per visit. Once their clothing allowance for the month has been satisfied, they may not take any more of that item. If you allow them to take more than their allowance, it will count towards their allowance for the next month.
    Gently mentor guests on appropriate size. If guest takes an item that does not fit a

    Reinforce message about respecting needs of others and taking only what they need or only the quantity posted.
    Provide plastic bags for anyone who wants to take nonperishable food back to the camp.
    Help to keep the shelves neat and in order.
    Gently mentor clientsTo close the pantry, put all boxed or bagged food items in the plastic bin. Throw away or give away all Starbuck's pastries. Wipe down the shelves. Set the trashcan outside the door. Straighten up all the clothing shelves. Return items to their correct locations on sizethe shelves. Turn off the lights and approach.lock the door.
    Questions? Send email to Supplies/Pantry Coordinator Melinda Becker (melindabecker@verizon.net).
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    Versatile Volunteer
    Try as we might, sometimes we can't anticipate or plan for everything. So, it's helpful to have people who can fill in for a special need (on the spot at the center) or who can follow up with someone who may need an individual, helping hand. While we may not know the need until it presents itself, it can be very helpful to know of people who will be available for this kind of duty each day.

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