Registration Required by Friday, October 21, 2022.
The Eagle Project | A Day of Service Tuesday, October 25, 2022
We need you to participate!
Foods like pasta noodles and sauce and mac and cheese will arrive in bulk on Monday October 24, 2022. Outreach will provide measuring tools, scales, bagging equipment, and bag sealers to package the food. Each bag we make will contain 6 meals. Meals will then be boxed (36 bags per box) and prepared to deliver to food pantries.
There will be four time slots that will last for an hour and a half.
You’ll check-in at on the hour to get trained, receive gloves, hairnets, etc. You may also move supplies as needed and help prep the area for packaging.
Where: Ratliff Commons – Dellinger Hall
Monday: 10/24 -Storage in Dellinger Hall area
(Time TBA) THIS GROUP IS FULL
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (This group is full)
10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Loadout volunteers ( Hey strong people, this is where we need you!)
VOLUNTEER LIST FULL for LOADOUT
The Mission of Outreach Meal Packaging Events
The mission of Outreach is to provide safe water, food, medical care and education to children and those in need, both at home and abroad. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, over the last 17 years Outreach has helped to package nearly 580 million meals that have been distributed across the United States and around the world.
Outreach Meal Packaging Events are conducted across the United States. These events engage businesses, religious and civic organizations, schools, and volunteers of all ages to package nutritious meals for the hungry. In response to numerous requests for meals focused on domestic hunger, Outreach partnered with Iowa State University’s Food Science Department to create nutritious and delicious meals with a domestic emphasis.
About the Day of Service
Southwest Virginia Community College and President Tommy Wright place a priority on service learning and on giving back to the communities that give us so much.
During the Day of Service, students, faculty, and staff spend the day working to complete service projects in Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and/or Tazewell County. This one-day event is a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to contribute to and learn about our service area while at the same time getting to know classmates, faculty, and staff.
On the Day of Service, registered students meet their team leaders at their assigned service location. These groups will engage in a morning of service, repairs, clean-up, and renovations. Alternatively, some groups, clubs, classes, and programs will participate in their own service activities.
What if I have a project idea?
Community members, we want to hear from you! We would love to know about projects that we can do to help enhance our communities. Maybe you know of an area that can be cleaned or an elderly neighbor who needs help maintaining property. Please let us know by calling (276) 964-7342 or email email@example.com. We accept suggestions for the upcoming Day of Service but are only able to accept a limited number, so early requests are recommended. Projects requests will be vetted by a committee to ensure that they can be completed in less than four hours, require a minimal amount of supplies, and be realistic for our teams.
What if I want to participate?
Students, this is a great opportunity for you to give back to your community and build a resume that shows your commitment to service. Register by completing the student sign-up form. The signup form will be available a few weeks before the next day of service.
If you are a community organization within Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell or Tazewell Counties and would like to participate in the Eagle Project Day of Service, please contact Project Coordinator Travis Roberts, (276) 964-7342, firstname.lastname@example.org .