• Serving Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    • Morning Volunteers: Arrive 8:45-9:00 a.m.
    • Afternoon Volunteers: Arrive 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Lunch Site for Volunteers: On site
      • Time: Noon-1:00 p.m.

Why are we serving here?

One of the ways ForColumbia strives to love and serve our neighbors is by partnering with our city in ways that puts us in touch with those in Columbia who may feel more marginalized;  elderly individuals, single parents, those with disabilities or those struggling with financial instability. This year we will be working at the Annie Fisher Food Pantry, situated within the housing along Park Avenue and managed by Columbia Housing Authority. When we give our time for the benefit of others, we send the message that they are valuable.

Site Rating for COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity

This serving site features two (2) distinct zones of service.

COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity: BLUE

BLUE:

Outside, possible to maintain social distancing most of the time or inside, with social distancing at all times.

COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity: ORANGE

ORANGE:

Inside with limited social distancing.

What does this mean?
Please see COVID-19 Awareness and Sensitivity Levels for more information.

Don't Forget to Wear Your T-Shirt! Green = Site Leader. White = Volunteer.What can I expect?

Volunteers at this project site will be working outside in the fenced playground area, and working inside as well, building out a chapel room to be used for Love Columbia clients.

What can I expect?

ForColumbia volunteers will be participating in several projects at this site, including:

  • cleaning/organizing a food pantry used by this neighborhood, including some painting of shelving;
  • painting a mural outside of the pantry, and installing a Little Free Library inside the pantry;
  • cleaning inside the homes of select individuals who have signed up for this assistance;
  • doing some yard clean-up and landscaping around the Blind Boone Center, and;
  • visiting with neighbors as all this work is done.

What should I bring?

  • Come prepared to work outside; if sunny, we encourage you to consider bringing sunscreen and/or a hat.
  • We encourage all volunteers to wear close-toed shoes.
  • Be sure to wear your #ForColumbia2021 T-shirt!
  • In addition, please consider bringing any amount of the supply items listed below as a donation. They are desperately needed by residents of this low-income area, who often go without, particularly in the last year:
    • bars of soap

    • shampoo/conditioner (for all kinds of hair)

    • laundry detergent

    • dryer sheets

    • basic home cleaning supplies

Can I serve here with my children?

Yes, older children who can assist in this project are welcome to participate, but we ask that children not be allowed to paint.