December 17 - 26 2018  ·  Building M
2018 Holiday Food Basket Project-Volunteer Signups

Dear Friend:

Preparations are well underway for the Capital Region Food Program’s 2018 Holiday Food Basket Project. This year marks the 45th annual HFBP. As in the past, we anticipate assembling, packing, and delivering over 4,200 boxes of food to nearly 6,800 economically and physically challenged individuals in the Greater Concord Area.

Volunteers are integral to our project. We are in the process of planning and scheduling our volunteer efforts and hope that you will join us in this valuable program.  Hours of operation at the NH Army National Guard Armory on Pembroke Road in Concord will be from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm with volunteers scheduled in 2-hour shifts (with a 5:00 – 7:00 pm shift on 12/17 and 12/18 for sorting and packing and 12/22 for pickup). Volunteers will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis and will receive a confirmation e-mail one week prior to the start of the project. You must check your email and reconfirm you will be volunteering during the scheduled time. There will be several tasks going on simultaneously during each workday and the task assigned to you will be at the discretion of the floor captain. For more information on the major tasks occurring on each day, please see details below.

While we appreciate and encourage families to participate together, please know that in order to safely participate, children must be at least 8 years old and all children must be supervised by their parent or designee during their volunteer shift.

Please select the date and indicate the shift that you are able to commit to this year.  We ask you to include 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices to assist in the scheduling process. Please complete your selections BY NOVEMBER 30TH. PLEASE NOTE:  Late submittals may result in not being scheduled for requested time, but being assigned to a shift that is low on volunteers.

Monday, December 17: Make Boxes, Sort Food, Prep for Standards
Tuesday, December 18: Pack & Palletize, Bulk Breakdown, Start to Pack Standard Boxes
Wednesday, December 19: Pack Standard Boxes, Bulk Breakdown
Thursday, December 20: Palletize, Pack Custom Boxes, Wrap Baby Food
Friday, December 21: Pack, Final Checks, Distribution Setup
Saturday, December 22: Satellite/Recipient Pickup
Sunday, December 23: Drive & Deliver
Monday, December 24: Emergencies
Wednesday, December 26: Clean Up & Year Round Distribution

Submission of your registration confirms your acknowledgement of the following:

As a volunteer, I (my heirs, assigns, et al) hold harmless, waive, and release the Capital Region Food Program for injuries or damages of any kind suffered as a result of participating in this Capital Region Food Program activity.


(Please complete a registration form for each group member and indicate your group in the provided field.)