Opportunity Details

Help Fight Hunger at Ozanam Pantry and Clothing Bank


HandsOn volunteers will help set up and run a food pantry and clothing bank for local families in need. Help fight hunger by packing bags of food and helping take groceries to cars! Volunteers working in the clothing bank may help with hanging clothes, running clothes to the shopping area, and packing off-season clothing items. Modifications to the project may be made to accommodate volunteers with limited mobility.

The Fr. Michael Wittman Ozanam Center is a volunteer-staffed food and clothing bank located on the campus of St. Philomena Church in East Cleveland, and is one of eight Hunger Centers operated by the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The St. Vincent de Paul Society Cleveland is comprized of 63 parish groups in Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne counties.

Things to Remember: Dress in layers, as you may be helping clients indoors or helping clients take groceries to the parking lot. Closed toed shoes are required.

Where to Meet Your Leader: The Volunteer Leader will be in the check-in room, which is down the hall and to the left when you enter the main building (clothing bank side).

Age Limits: This is a project for volunteers age 14 and up. Volunteers under 16 must volunteer alongside a parent/guardian. All volunteers under the age of 18 must bring with them a youth waiver form signed by a parent or guardan.

Special Driving Directions: The food pantry is located within St. Philomena Church. Parking is located in the rear of the building.

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Hunger & Homelessness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:14+

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