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Basilica of St Mary's
1000 Holt Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
United States of America

The intial meeting is in the Church Office which is at the back of the church amd diagonally accross the street.  After gathering there, a church coodinator will lead the volunteers to the kitchen to begin set-up.  Most of the time will be spent indoors but table set-up will be outside.

  1. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes, for your safety. Whether in the warehouse, inside at pantry, outside at a Mobile Pantry, or at any food drive in the community, a can or heavy box can drop on your foot. Closed-toe shoes are a minimum safety requirement. Flip flops, sandals and high heels are not appropriate. 
  2. Be prepared with weather appropriate clothing, as you may be outside or inside a part of the facility where the building is NOT climate controlled. No tank tops or miniskirts, and please have midriffs covered.
  3. Don’t wear any dangling jewelry. Long necklaces, bracelets and earrings can get caught on a box lid or metal rack and cause injury. Safety first at all times.
  4. No earphones while volunteering. Volunteers cannot be listening to personal electronic devices while volunteering - no MP3 player, cell phone, Bluetooth, or i-anything. All volunteers (and staff) need to be alert while volunteering, not taking calls or listening to music. Also, no texting while walking through the facility or operating any equipment.
  5. Watch and listen for machinery and equipment. Hear that horn? It’s a forklift behind you - step to the edge of the aisle. The non-motorized pallet jack is lifting a heavy pallet – keep your feet clear. Be alert when volunteering!
  6. Basilica of St. Mary is located at 1000 Holt Street Norfolk 23504. Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled shift to allow time for signing in and orientation. If you need directions, call ahead during regular business hours to the Foodbank of SEVA at 757-627-6599 or Basilica of St. Mary at 757-622-4487.