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Every Tuesday and Thursday, we send out weekly announcements about what's happening in and around First United Methodist Church of Madison. Find out about Sunday worship, opportunities for Spiritual Formation, and upcoming events related to FUMC.

For Thursday 5/23, here is the weekly enews supplement.

Call for Volunteers - Hawthorne Elementary School

Hawthorne Elementary School is looking for volunteers to assist in the operations of its new in-school food pantry (opening August 2019). Pantry volunteers find fulfillment in meeting pantry customers and providing support to families facing food insecurity.


We are looking for:


  • In- pantry volunteers to help stock, inventory and arrange food and greet and assist patrons. We will need two volunteers weekly to work in the pantry from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and two volunteers from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Shift volunteers may occasionally need to lift up to fifteen pounds. Total time weekly: 3 hours

  • Delivery and pickup volunteers to pick up weekly food orders (e.g. from Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, 2802 Dairy Drive, Madison, WI 53718) or to shop for specific fresh/frozen foods at local grocery stores and deliver the food to Hawthorne Elementary School. Lifting and transfer sometimes more than 20 pounds is required. Days and hours are flexible. Total time weekly: 2-3 hours.


For further information, please contact Tang Yang, Hawthorne School Social Worker, at or (608) 204-2528 or Joel Wish, Co-coordinator Food For Thought Initiative at or (608) 228-9389.



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