Delaware’s People In Need Calls For Volunteers

PIN2016 Produce Market Volunteer

Produce Market Basics:

Produce Markets are designed to provide fresh food to individuals and families in need. The Mid-Ohio Food Bank supplies all of the produce distributed at the Market and most of what is offered is fruits and vegetables but may also include bread and dairy items. Each Market can serve up to 300 families and eligibility is set at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. After each event is completed, any remaining produce is distributed to PIN food pantry clients and other MOFB Partner Agencies as needed.

In addition to PIN staff, each Market event needs approximately 10-15 volunteers to assist with this important project.


The 2016 events are scheduled on the last Wednesday of the month, March through November.


PIN facility at 138 Johnson Drive, Delaware.

Distribution Times:

2:30 to 4:30 PM

Volunteer Basics:

Recruited volunteers should arrive at least 30 minutes prior the market start time. We are asking for volunteers to show up between 1:30 and 2:00 PM and stay until the Market is closed at 4:30 PM.

Parking at the PIN facility is limited. Volunteers are to park in the Office City Parking lot across the street from PIN. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

The Markets are outside events and are held rain or shine, hot or cold; so please come prepared!

Volunteer jobs include: market set up, client sign in, assist clients to collect produce and move through the line, traffic control, and, clean up

How do I sign up? to volunteer call Randy Bournique at (740) 363-6284 or

send an e-mail to


Source: People In Need Press Release

Make a Difference Day Ohio October 25, 2014

What a difference a day can make!

mddo1DELAWARE, OH – Make a Difference Day Ohio (MDDO) provides Ohioans the opportunity to gather together one day a year and help their community. On the last Saturday of October, every year, our nation comes together to make a difference in the lives of those around us. Make A Difference Day is the largest single-day of volunteering in the country. No matter who you are or where you’re from, everyone has the power to do something that improves the life of another.

Join Connections Volunteers Center in their celebration of Make A Difference Day Ohio in Delaware County on Saturday, October 25th. Our community needs all of us to help keep it clean, beautiful, and at its best!

Registration is available online at, for volunteers of all ages, and project ideas in association with MDDO. Hundreds of volunteers will gather, beginning at 8:00 am at Camp Lazarus with a light breakfast and job assignments for the volunteers. Volunteers then go to Senior Citizen’s homes and area non-profits to do outdoor chores or a special project. The volunteers then return to Camp Lazarus around noon to turn in their paperwork, grab a hot dog and talk about how much fun they had and how much it meant to the people they served.

mddo3“We look forward to coordinating Make a Difference Day in Delaware County every year.  It is just three hours of time for one person, but multiply that by hundreds of volunteers and the impact is astounding thanks to the response from our community.  It is the perfect occasion for families and groups of all ages to volunteer together as a team, or any individual wanting to give back.  Just one morning of volunteering truly makes a lasting difference.” says Suzanne Pingry, Connections Volunteer Program Director.

This intergenerational event is open to volunteers of all ages – individuals, families and groups are welcome.  Last year more than 40 Senior Citizens and 20+ Delaware area non-profits received volunteer services.  Everyone is looking forward to doing it again!

Sign up to join the fun before Monday, October 13, 2014 at or you can call 740-363-5000,  pre-registration is required.

Main Street Invites Delaware To “Get To Know Them”

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Main Street Delaware Encourages Public to ‘Meet’ the Organization in Casual Setting

DELAWARE, Ohio – Many local residents know Main Street Delaware as the group behind the monthly downtown First Friday events, but now the community is invited to learn all that happens behind the scenes of the nonprofit organization.

“Main Street, Beer, Pizza! Get to Know Us” provides an opportunity to see the many ways people can get involved and directly support their downtown.

“If you’ve always wanted to be more involved in supporting Delaware’s vital and vibrant downtown, this is your chance to learn more and find a fit that’s right for you,” said Frances Jo Hamilton, executive director of Main Street Delaware.

Main Street Delaware is a volunteer organization powered by working committees, including Organization, Promotions, Design, and Business Enhancement. Representatives from each committee will be present to explain their function and how their volunteers are utilized, as well as their major projects over the course of the year.

“Main Street, Beer, Pizza!” meetings take place quarterly. The next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Main Street Delaware office, 20 E. Winter St. Refreshments will be provided, and the introduction will last an hour. The last session of 2014 will occur Tuesday, Dec. 9, also at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Street Delaware office.

Source Press Release.