Serve with Something to Eat!

Serve with Youthfront’s Something to Eat program to help families in our community through packaging shelf-stable food. 

Due to the essential nature of food distribution, Something to Eat™ has been able to adjust its packing program to provide meals under the current COVID-19 CDC and food code guidelines. You can assist by packing Something to Eat’s nutritious cheesy rice and vegetables meal for distribution to food pantries in our community. 

A small group, preferably friends or family who are already spending time together, can volunteer for a timeslot to package meals at Youthfront’s Argentine facility, which has been specifically set up for small group meal-packing under the current state guidelines. A Youthfront staff member will maintain social distance to provide instruction, and the packing facility will be fully sanitized between volunteer sessions. The total number of volunteers in the space is capped at 20 for healthy and safety reasons. 

A suggested donation of $30/person is requested but not required.  Each meal costs $.30 and your donation will go towards package meals.  Once you package all the meals from your donation you will be able to assist us in packaging extra meals due to the generosity of others.  Youthfront has received a generous grant through the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund to package 230,000 meals your family/group will be able to assist us in package these meals too.   Please sign up for a time to come and assist us.

Want to see what a family packing session looks like? Click here for a 1-minute video! 

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    *We require 30 minutes after each event to clean and sanitize packing areas. We are only allowing 2 families/groups to pack meals in a time slot. If your chosen time is filled, we will contact you to reschedule.
  • A suggested donation of $30 per/person per hour box is requested to assist with the cost of the meals.
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  • At this time, we are only accepting small groups to pack meals. Preferably, these are family or friends that you have been quarantined with or, are regularly spending time around. Total volunteers per session is capped at 20. 
    * By checking No, you certify that you and/or no one in your party knowingly has COVID-19. 
    * By checking Yes, you certify that you and/or no one in your party has knowingly come in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19.
  • Food Packing Protocol Form to be signed in person prior to packing meals

    To my knowledge, I have not been in direct contact with someone who is an active carrier of COVID-19 or is showing the symptoms of COVID-19. I am not showing the symptoms of COVID-19. True ___ Not True ___ If untrue, explain: In the last two (2) days, I have not been diagnosed with, or live in the same household with a person diagnosed with or exposed to Salmonella typhi, Shigella spp, Escherichia coli 015:H7, or Hepatitis A Virus, or have been exposed to an outbreak caused by Salmonella, E-coli, or Hepatitis A; or have symptoms of illness such as diarrhea, fever, vomiting, sore throat with fever, or jaundice. I have no lesion containing pus, such as a boil or a wound that is open or draining, that may be exposed to food that cannot be adequately protected and covered by an impermeable glove. True ____Not True ___ If untrue, explain: I am not chewing gum, candy, tobacco products, or have any food or drink with me, in my pockets, or on my person in any way. I understand that handling any food, touching my mouth, face, covering a sneeze or cough, or touching any unsanitary surfaces such as a cell phone, may contaminate the food. True _______ Not True ________ If untrue, explain: I have washed and sanitized my hands and arms and will continue to do so if I need to leave the packing event to use the bathroom or if I come in contact with any unsanitary surface such as covering a sneeze or cough, shaking an unsanitized hand or touching a cell phone. I will leave all personal belonging in an area away from the packaging lines. True _______ Not True ________ If untrue, explain: The above is a true statement and as best I understand I am safe to package this food for consumption. *Signature required in-person
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