Farm to Freeze is able to competitively price its products at the market and subsidize the cost of our products to hunger relief agencies because of our community collaborators. You can help by becoming a Manna Food Center volunteer! Manna volunteers help Farm to Freezer sort and collect surplus produce at farm markets every Sunday and help prepare food for the freezer on Saturdays and Sundays. Click on the links below to sign up.
Manna Volunteer Opportunities
Farm Market Help
We seek volunteers every Sunday from July-October from 12:45-1:30pm to help sort and load surplus produce onto the Manna truck at the close of the market at the Bethesda Central and Olney Farmers Markets. Ages 13-15 with an adult and 16+ on your own. Contact Cheryl@fullplateventures.com if you’d like to volunteer. No SSL credits available for this activity.
We seek volunteers every Saturday 1:45-6:30pm and Sunday 2:00-6:30pm from July-October to help wash, chop, cook, package, weigh and label as we process fresh vegetables into Farm to Freezer tomato sauce, ratatouille, and mixed vegetables for the freezer. Ages 13-15 with an adult and 16+ on your own. Click here to select the date(s) to volunteer. Each person must register. SSL credits are now available for kitchen help.
Proper attire for working in the kitchen for health and safety:
- Closed-toe shoes with socks required (no sandals, no flip-flops, no clogs, etc.) Sneakers work best.
- Shirt must have sleeves (no tank tops, halter tops, muscle shirts, spaghetti straps, etc.)
- Full coverage shirts: no stomach, chest area or undergarments on display
- Long pants, at least covering the knee.
- No jewelry on fingers or arms (no rings, bracelets, watches etc.). No dangling earrings or necklaces.
- No nail polish or perfume
- Long hair must be tied back; hair nets (provided) must be worn at all times.
KITCHEN EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
Ice machine donated to the Woodside United Methodist Church
Heavy duty dollies for transporting vegetable crates