Food Distribution Volunteer

Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid


Website pghrwa Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid

Supporting restaurant workers

Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid provides resources and community support to restaurant and hospitality workers who have lost financial, housing, food, and healthcare security. PRWA was built as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and immediately connected restaurant workers from across the county to address the needs of workers in our industry.

Our operation is completely volunteer driven through support of our AMAZING volunteer network. Hundreds of volunteers have signed up to deliver care packages full of baby items, pet care necessities, household items, and more!

We are in current need of volunteers to help us 1) deliver care items to restaurant workers by car 2) make calls to restaurant workers to provide resources and give updates 3) help assemble care packages at our distribution center 4) moderate our Facebook community based on agreed guidelines 5) research opportunities available for the community

Help us deliver care packages!  Help us deliver care packages to ~100 unemployed & underemployed restaurant families throughout the region.  As a delivery volunteer driver, you will arrive at our distro (4610 Liberty Ave 15224) between 12-6 PM Tuesday – Saturday.  Our Distribution volunteers and staff will help you load care packages and provide route details.  Then you will head to recipient homes and drop off these packages on their porches.  Deliveries must remain contactless and social distancing must be maintained.  All you need is a car, a mask, and 1 – 2 hours of volunteer time.

Help us make calls to restaurant families! We have plenty of opportunities to help restaurant families remotely through our monthly phone banks.  During these phone banks, we check in with restaurant families to make sure they have all the resources they need.  Our phone bank team meets virtually and a training will be provided.

Help us create care packages! From Tuesday through Saturday, our Distribution crew creates care packages specific to the needs of restaurant families requesting support.  Each day of operation we need at least one volunteer to help us make care packages, bring the care packages down to delivery drivers, and organize any donations provided.  Distribution volunteers can arrive at the Distribution Center (4610 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224) anytime between 12-6pm.  All volunteers are required to wear a mask, sanitize hands throughout the shift, and maintain social distancing.

Become a Facebook moderator!  This is another remote opportunity to help us moderate our Facebook group based on our community guidelines.  As a Facebook moderator, you will be responsible for finding local resources to post on our Facebook group specific to helping restaurant families.  You will also be responsible for moderating the group to make sure the community is safe and compassionate.

Help us with resource navigation! We are looking for folks to help us research potential resources available in the Allegheny County region helpful for our industry.  PRWA has compiled a large resource guide and continues to update the resource guide with more items as needed.

Serve on a committee!  We are looking for folks to serve on committees to help compile resources, work on long term programming, help with advocacy efforts, and more.  Our current committees are fundraising, advocacy, and distribution.  This opportunity is remote and requires 5-10 hours of volunteer time per month.

Please review our new Pittsburgh Restaurant Workers Aid Volunteer Protocol:

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