Volunteer Opportunities

  • The following message is from Minuteman High School’s Freshman Class Officers.

    Please make sure you are always wearing a face covering and following physical distancing guidelines.


    May 22, 2020

    Dear Minuteman Students,

    Covid-19 has been really hard for everyone, but especially for people who don’t have enough food. We thought it would be nice for our school to do something to help our communities.  Below is a list of non-profit organizations that help get food to people who need it.  If you are able to donate food, personal items, or money to help them, it would be a really nice thing for our school to do.

    According to Project Bread, one in 11 Massachusetts households faced hunger before Covid-19, which amounted to 9% of residents.  As of March, data shows that 38% of people in the state are now food insecure.  The freshman class had been hoping to have an ice cream fundraiser this spring, but now it feels more important to support people in our neighborhoods who need help.

    Below are the names and links to food pantries in many Minuteman towns.  We hope you will do whatever you can, and we would love for you to share what you are doing.  You can post a video clip of how you are helping and view what others are doing on this Flipgrid: https://flipgrid.com/volunteer2020. Please make sure you are holding your phone horizontally and that log into Flipgrid using your Minuteman.org email account.

    Thanks.  Stay healthy.

     

    Sincerely,

    Gavin O’Brien
    Freshman Class President

    Noah Varghese
    Freshman Class Vice President

    Leah Woolf
    Freshman Class Secretary

    Annie Brosnan
    Freshman Class Treasurer

     

     

    Arlington Eats
    Serves:

    Arlington

    How to Help:
    https://www.arlingtoneats.org/help/covid-19-response/

    Need:
    Food (always need cereal, oatmeal, canned green beans, canned corn, macaroni & cheese, canned or dried beans, snacks/granola bars, salad dressing, shelf stable soy milk or almond milk, brown paper bags)



    Food Link
    Serves:

    Chelsea, Lowell, Lawrence, Medford, Waltham, Arlington, and Lexington

    How to Help:
    https://www.foodlinkma.org/copy-of-covid-19-volunteer-opportun

    Need:
    Cleaning supplies and grocery bags



    Lexington Food Pantry
    Serves:

    Lexington, Lincoln, Winchester

    How to Help:
    https://www.lexingtonfoodpantry.org/

    Need:
    Food (always need baked beans, canned fruit, canned vegetables, macaroni and cheese, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tuna, peanut butter, rice, and toiletries)



    Acton Food Pantry
    Serves:

    Anyone in need

    How to Help:
    https://www.actonfoodpantry.org/food

    Need:
    Food, baby items, personal care items



    Watertown Food Pantry
    Serves:

    Watertown

    How to Help:
    https://www.watertown-ma.gov/250/Watertown-Food-Pantry

    Need:
    Food (always need old fashioned oatmeal/cereal, canned fruit, mac & cheese boxes peanut butter/jam or jelly, canned green beans or corn, pasta/rice, cooking oil, cold cereal, canned tuna, canned soup, Ensure nutrition drinks, coffee/tea, canned tomato, sauce/paste/whole tomatoes, white cannellini beans/chick peas, canned fruit, baked beans