Volunteers sought for OlyCap food distribution to seniors, low-income adults

PORT ANGELES — Volunteers are needed to deliver food in Clallam County through Olympic Community Action Program’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Program.

The Olympic Community Action Program (OlyCAP) Senior Nutrition programs and emergency food distribution to seniors and low-income adults have been expanding services, according to Jane Covella, RSVP program manager.

In addition, the congregate meals program, which operates out of the Port Angeles Senior Center, has reopened after a pause due to COVID-19 restrictions, she said.

“We need additional volunteers to keep the services going,” Covella said.

Volunteers for Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) are needed as follows.

Port Angeles

• Deliver meals to seniors — 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays.

• Deliver 30-pound Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) food boxes to homes — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursdays.

• Congregate meals receptionist at Port Angeles Senior Center — 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

• Music or art helper at Encore!, which is adult day care for people with memory loss — Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Forks

• Deliver 30-pound CSFP food boxes to homes — One Wednesday per month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sequim

• Distribute 30-pound CSFP food boxes from the food bank — every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Drivers will use their own vehicles.

Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID -19 and complete an RSVP volunteer packet. They also must commit to a consistent schedule and be able to pass a background check.

Training will be provided.

To volunteer, call Covella at 360-477-2574 or see www.olycap.org under Get Involved.

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