Edible Extras Food Pantry, Inc. is a 501c3 organization based our of First Church Coral Springs. The church partners with us – allowing us to use space to process collected food and to park our trucks on their campus. Our address is 8650 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. There are two ways that the community can volunteer to help support the mission of Edible Extras.
Weekly Food Processing Program
We have two refrigerated trucks that pick up perishable and non-perishable food donations from grocery stores. Our main food pickups are on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Tuesday and Thursday are lighter pickup days. Because we are all volunteers, we try to be as efficient as possible. Once the truck comes in, we usually have it unloaded, then items are sorted and UPC and price labels are marked out within an hour or so. Organizations come each day to pick up what is to be distributed.
Flexibility is helpful, because we never know what kind of load we will get. The truck usually returns anywhere between 10:30 and 11 a.m. We meet at 10:30 a.m. and are usually done around 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. You are welcome to join us during that time any Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We have a small, fun and dedicated team of volunteers.
For more information on volunteering for the Weekly Food Processing program contact Michelle Musselman at 954-415-1614.
Saturday Food Drives
From February through October we have food drives scheduled on Saturdays at area grocery stores. If you are interested in participating in these food drives, we can put you on our email distribution list so that you are kept informed of dates and locations to sign up. Students can receive service hours for their participation.
SHIFTS FOR ALL SATURDAY FOOD DRIVES
Shift One: 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a..m.
Shift Two 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Shift Three: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Shift Four: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
We need 4 volunteers for each shift. 16 for each food drive. For more information on volunteering for the Food Drive program contact Michelle Musselman at 954-415-1614.