Help in Other Ways

As the CNFP grows, we know we will need more help. Maybe you already donate food through CNFP, but you’d like to do more to help. Take a look at this list and see if there’s something you’d enjoy doing. Then contact us at We’ll get right back to you.

  1. Tabling. A great way to meet new people. Help us set up a table atablingt a nearby supermarket. Then have fun chatting with passersby, thanking current CNFP members and signing up new ones. (It really works! In fact, it’s our most effective way of getting new members.) We’ll supply all the materials and teach you how to do it. We usually work in 2 hours shifts.
  1. Helping at the Food Bank. On Pickup Day, many volunteers pitch in at the Food Bank, accepting, sorting and stocking the food delivered by the CNFP. It’s an exciting, celebratory atmosphere. Volunteers generally work in 2- or 3-hour shifts. Pickup Day is the 2nd Saturday of each even month.
  1. Canvassing. Every once in a while, we organize a group-canvassing effort in a particular area of town, to expand our Food Donor base. Don’t worry if you’ve never knocked on doors before; we’ll team you with an experienced canvasser… so you’ll have fun with a partner while you learn. It’s an important way to keep the CNFP growing.
  1. Special Events. Got a few hours to spare? We can always use help with events … from the 4th of July parade to a potluck dinner. There are plenty of different jobs available for every event. And if you like planning events… well, have we got a job for YOU! 
  1. Emergency Pickups. Every once in a while a Neighborhood Coordinator gets ill, is out of town, or just plain needs assistance on Pickup Day. So we need a list of people we can call on to pick up food in a pinch. (You need to have a vehicle for this).
  1. Sharing Skills. Got a special skill or interest you’d like to share? We can probably use it! Writing, editing, web site or data management, bookkeeping, photography … you name it. Just let us know what you can (or would like to) do. We’ll find a place for it! 

Pickup Dates 
Saturday, Feb. 9
Saturday, April 13
Saturday, June 8
Saturday, Aug. 10
Saturday, Oct. 12
Saturday, Dec. 7

Most Needed Items:

Non-Perishable Food
(Think Nutritious!)

  • Canned Tuna/Meat
    Peanut Butter
    Hearty Soups
    Canned Fruit
    Cooking Oil
    Canned Beans
        (Black, Pinto)
    Dried Beans
    Healthy Snacks
    Canned Tomatoes
    Canned Milk
    Canned Corn
    Canned Stew
    Canned Chili

Non-Food Items

  • Diapers (Infant-Adult) Paper Products
    Feminine Hygiene Items