Loma Linda University and California State University San Bernardino have a very close relationship with Helping Hands Pantry. We are here to serve and we have partnered with these universities to help make the community a better place. One of the ways we do this is by working together to provide food and other household items to those in the community in need. You can participate and get credit for service hours by coming to our warehouse any day of the week between the hours of 7am and 3pm and help with sorting, packing, cleaning, and other duties that help provide these services to our neighbors.
You do not need to apply or schedule your time; just come in and help for whatever time you have available. The address is 2205 S. Artesia St., San Bernardino, CA 92408. This is at the east end of Caroline in the warehouse with the yellow gate.
When you get here, just clock in on the computer in the front office and then go back into the warehouse where you will be put to work. When you are done, clock out the same way that you clocked in. When you have completed your hours, fill out the form from your organization with your information and Paul will sign it for you. If Paul is not in, you can put your completed form into the dropbox by the computer labeled for community service paperwork (make sure your email is on the form) We will confirm your hours via the computer sign in and fill out our section of your form and email it to you in a timely fashion. The hard copy will be disposed of at the end of the term unless you wish to pick it up before that time.
The work you will be doing at this location is primarily sorting and packing food and other items for those in need and some clean up. If no one is immediately available to give you direction, please feel free to join in with any of the work that is being done either in the warehouse or in the area outside/behind the warehouse.
You will not be dealing directly with clients. If you wish to work directly with clients, a background check and a long term weekly commitment is required.
You should wear comfortable clothes that you do not mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes.
We thank you for your help, and remember that for every hour you volunteer with Helping Hands, there are 11 people in the community that are getting the resources they need for that week.