Interfaith Ministries is asking for your help.
The nondenominational organization's mission is to help residents who are in need by offering social and educational services. Interfaith fulfills its mission through the organization's many programs that promote healthy eating, provide basic necessities and feed the homeless.
The organization has a small paid work force with volunteer help. Volunteers form the backbone of Interfaith Ministries, and new volunteers are always needed to help out with the many services the organization provides.
This summer, Interfaith Ministries is looking for volunteers age 16 and older to help out in serving its clients, 80 percent of whom are children.
Here are some ways you can help:
Bagging groceries and packing baskets at the Food Pantry from Monday to Friday.
Picking fruits and vegetables from local gardens or orchards for two to three hours when needed.
Gardening in one of the two victory gardens.
Delivering groceries to seniors on Wednesday mornings.
Sorting and counting various clothing and other items in inventory in the sorting room and warehouse.
Helping with mailings.
For other ways to help or for contact information, check out the Interfaith Ministries website at www.interfaithmodesto.org.
Julie Fogarty if a junior at Central Catholic High School and a member of the Teens in the Newsroom program.