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June Volunteer Newsletter

June 2017
Summer has arrived, and we are seeing more and more fresh produce on the Lovin’ Spoonfuls truck each week. Cameron has been putting the local bounty to good use in side dishes, colorful

salads, and some lighter soups from scratch. As many of our dutiful college volunteers leave for  summer adventures, the beachy New England weather arrives, and some regular volunteers head to summer homes, we tend to see a dip in volunteers over the summer. The need for volunteers, however, does not decline. Our guest numbers hold steady through the changing seasons. We’re going to need your help keeping those water pitchers filled!

If you are in town on a summer Friday, please consider coming to the program for a volunteer shift. Our guests will thank you!

Meal Sponsorship Slots Available this Summer!
Friday Night Supper Program runs on grants, individual contributions, and donations made by local organizations and corporations. A great way to get involved is to bring a group to be our Meal Sponsor for the night!
A Meal Sponsor is a group of 4-8 people on any Friday evening that contributes a minimum tax deductible donation of $300 to cover the cost of the meal. Many of our meal sponsors are corporate groups, who enjoy the team-building and feelings of camaraderie that volunteering together fosters. We also welcome families (kids aged 16 and up), college groups, church groups, and groups of friends.
For the cost of an evening out in the Back Bay, your group can buy dinner for more than a hundred of Boston’s neediest citizens, while enjoying quality time together in the service of othersSponsoring a meal is the best way to support Friday Night Supper Program’s work.
We currently have slots available on August 18th and 25th, as well as September 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
Please email us with questions about any of the dates. We look forward to sharing our program with your group!
Wheelock College volunteers
Seeking a Summer Intern!
This is an unpaid position that will require you to be present at our
program on Fridays throughout the summer, for a total of 10 hours/ week.
Duties will include the following:
– Writing the monthly Guest Newsletters (from home)- Updating and maintaining the FNSP database

– Greeting volunteers and assisting them with sign-in

– Performing volunteer orientation for all new volunteers

– Assisting the Director in assigning and explaining tasks to volunteers

– Supervising volunteers throughout the evening, answering questions and

directing volunteers as needed.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about food justice and food security,

while also gaining hands on experience in nonprofit administration. Friday Night

Supper Program has a strong network of volunteers and community sponsors, and

looks forward to finding a qualified intern to join our team!

Interested candidates can contact Rachel here.

May Clothing Distribution:
Pants          21 pairs
Shorts         11 pairs
Shoes          10 pairs
Belts           16
Sweatshirts    19
Coats          5
Other Tops (polos, t-shirts, button downs)  41
Toiletry sets    36
Socks             47
Underpants     39
Blankets           3

We are still in need of men’s sneakers and large (new) underpants. Thanks to all who donated this month!

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A special thanks to…
  • Iggy’s Bread of the World
  • Lovin’ Spoonfuls
  • Ben and Jerry’s Newbury Street
For making weekly or monthly donations to our program, without which we couldn’t help feed all the people we do!