North Light Community Center is looking for volunteers that can assist with computer related and guest related functions of the food bank (FISH).


We are looking for individuals for the time-frame of 11:30 am to approximately 3pm on Monday’s and Friday’s each week (most days the food distribution is done sooner than 3pm – 2ish).  Also, there may be times where these individuals will be asked to do some data entry – but this can be done from any home computer.

  • We use a web-based program called Food Bank Manager to track guests that come into the food bank and the services that are provided. 

  • We desire someone who is comfortable with web-browsers and the use of Laptop’s, iPads and desktop PC’s; and loves to chat with people.

  • We are looking for those who can give a longer-term commitment to the food bank and to the guests we serve.If we have a good response, we can do a rotation so that it can better fit a person’s schedule.


We need Monday & Friday:

1 individual to check-in each guest into the web-based software (Guest Check-in).

1 individual to enter new guests into the web-based software, and to assist in gathering up-to-date information from current guests (Guest Information).

1 individual to assist both the “Guest Check-in” and “Guest Information” individuals; allowing for smooth process through the distribution process.


North Light currently has 1 laptop and one desktop PC for this process.  If any individual desiring to volunteer in any of these functions has an iPad they would be willing to use, it would be helpful.


I volunteer on Monday’s, so we only need 2 new individuals – but on Friday’s we need 3 new individuals.  I will assist Steve in the training with the web-based software.


We serve between 35 and 55 guests each day.  In fiscal year 2016-2017, we served 728 food insecure neighbors and 123,101 pounds of food given.


You may contact Steve (information below) or Danny (information also below).


North Light Community Center

Stephen Walsh --

175 Green Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19127



Danny Phelps
Volunteer for FISH @ North Light

Board Member of North Light Board of Directors, Personnel Committee, Marketing Committee and Safe Space Committee.


Pastor Danny Phelps
215-483-6968, Option 1

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