Community Action Food Bank

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What is _____?: 

What is Community Action Food Bank?


Community Action Food Bank is a program designed to provide families with a temporary food supply when needed and to assist them in becoming more self-reliant. Volunteers are needed to sort canned goods, assemble food packages, help clients through the food pantry, and help the food bank staff prepare care packages.

 

 

Program Directors: 

Program Director

Peyton Ford 

Executive Director

(928) 899-3229

Wed. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

 

Jeremy Ensign

(385) 271-8850

Thurs. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

 

Rachel Erickson

(770) 695-9218

Mon. 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM 

 

Melissa Squires

(559) 967-3845

Mon. 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM 

 

Mark Kelsey

(801) 471-4740

 

Active Semesters

Fall   Winter 

 

Time Commitment

1.5 - 2 hours a week. 

 

 

How do I get involved?: 

How do I get involved?


To get involved, please fill out this form. For more information, contact the program directors at communityaction@byu.edu.

 

Regular hours for the food bank are Monday-Thursday 8-4 PM or Friday 8-3 PM.

 

Each week we send an email with the dates and times when groups are going to the food bank. We have about 3 groups that go each week; just contact the group that you would like to go with!

 

 

Experiences: 

Experiences

One of the most memorable experiences I've had while serving at the Community Action Food Bank occurred toward the end of last Winter Semester together with a group of volunteers who had decided to come to the food bank with me that week. After our normal shift serving in the food bank, on our way out, we noticed a mother father and son who had just gone through the food bank, but looked stranded. They had no car and therefore no way of getting all of their food items home. In pure kindness and compassion, several of the volunteers in our group drove this family and all of their groceries home. On the way home, the volunteers also had a precious missionary opportunity, finding out that the mother was a less active member of the church and the father was not a member. They graciously accepted our invitation to meet with missionaries and start attending church. They were overwhelmed by and grateful for our service to them, both temporally and spiritually. They could feel of our sincere love for them and our pure desire to help. This experience has greatly touched me and stands as a powerful reminder of the true reason why we serve others. 

-Keith Burns