9 2022

Thoreau Food Program: Volunteer Opportunity (TBE)

8:15AM - 9:30AM  

Westminster Church 4100 Nakoma Rd.
Madison, WI 53711

Contact Vic Levy

Temple Beth El is again joining with other neighboring congregations and organizations to provide children at Thoreau Elementary School with food to take home over the weekend. Many of the children at Thoreau qualify for free or reduced school lunches and may be without adequate food on weekends. Food comes from Second Harvest Foodbank, but volunteers are needed to pack and distribute the food bags for 40–50 children in the Thoreau Elementary Weekend Food Bag Program.

Two to four volunteers are needed for a morning each week during December. Dates are Friday, December 2, 9, and 16, and Tuesday, December 20. Packing takes place at Westminster Church on 4100 Nakoma Road. We meet at the church at 8:15 am to pack the weekend bags and then distribute them to the children’s lockers at the school at 9:30 am. You may work any or all of these days.

Please contact Vic Levy at with any questions. The first step for anyone interested in volunteering will be to sign up as a volunteer (Level 2) with the Madison Metropolitan School District (go to the MMSD volunteer website at This will activate a background check to enter Thoreau Elementary to distribute the food. Please visit their website now if you wish to help in December. If you are already approved to volunteer at any MMSD school for this year, please revise your Volunteer Tracker profile to include food pantry assistant at Thoreau.

Please use the following Sign-Up Genius link to join us for a day in December: