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COVID-19 Response

We have adjusted our service delivery method allowing us to carry out essential services (food, emergency financial assistance, employment support and welcoming new clients) while practicing social distancing. This adjustment results in limited on-site volunteer roles. Current volunteers should check in with their staff supervisor to inquire about ways to support our work, either on-site or from home.


LEARN. REFLECT. ACT.
Summer 2020

Learn. Reflect. Act. is a series of opportunities for our community to come together and support the work of Interfaith Outreach this summer. It invites engagement from our entire community – families, groups of friends, businesses and faith communities – to join in a summer of learning, reflection and action in service of our community becoming the best version of itself. The series acknowledges the impacts of the current pandemic on our work, as well as the unique opportunity we have right now to take steps toward dismantling racism and inequities in our community. We know that no single day, no single action can address systemic racism by itself, but we are confident that when we engage in meaningful activities, reflecting both as individuals and as a collective, we can make change. Join us!

ACTIVITY #3: Donate & Pack Back to School Bags

Students, parents and teachers are all preparing for another unique school year with the challenges brought by COVID-19. One thing we know for certain is that students need supplies to support their learning, whether in the classroom or learning from home. With your help, Interfaith Outreach’s Back to School program will ensure that nearly 800 local students have the supplies they need to learn this fall!

Sign up to purchase supplies, carefully pack up and then deliver grade-specific Back to School Bags for youth from low-income households on Aug. 13. View details and sign up here.


ACTIVITY #2: LEARN + REFLECT: THE INTERSECTION OF RACISM AND EDUCATION.

We provide you with books, podcasts and video learning materials. Then, we facilitate a community discussion during the last week of July to engage in conversations about what we each learned. Content and discussion are focused on the intersection of racism and education. Sign up for this activity and join us in the learning journey.


Activity #1: Summer food bags for local kids

Goal: collect 800 bags by July 6, and another 800 by Aug. 3
Local families have been hit hard by COVID-19, and its impact on household budgets poses risks to the health of children in our community. Children are home more and burning lots of calories through play this summer. With that in mind, Interfaith Outreach plans to increase the amount of food we provide to families with children who visit our drive-up food shelf. July 27 Update: Thanks to the generosity of our community we have met our goal of collecting these specal Summer Food Bags for Kids! 

Interfaith Outreach has one-time and year-round volunteer opportunities for individuals, high school students, families, civic groups, corporations, faith communities and friends to make a lasting impact together.

It’s easy to get started

1. Visit our volunteer site and create an account.

2. Sign up to help with one-time opportunities that interest you.

3. Consider scheduling a meeting with our team to discuss your skills, passion and availability to meet ongoing volunteer needs (see list of options below).

4. Start making a difference for families and kids!

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Our Community Engagement Team 
getinvolved@iocp.org 
763-489-7500

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