Prior to clients receiving food during a distribution, all food must first be inspected, sorted, and packed. Pre-distribution jobs include:Produce Assistants – The pantry prides itself on providing healthy, colorful, and nutritious produce to its clients. Produce Assistants check all donated produce for quality and freshness and help to pack items into bags to be distributed to clients. This is a great job for individuals with a basic familiarity of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Bread Sorters – Loaves & Fishes receives thousands of pounds of bakery items each week. Bread Sorters follow specific guidelines to inspect for freshness, sort, and rack donated bread and bakery items. This is a great job for volunteers who enjoy organization and working within a well-defined system. Meat Sorters – Meat is one of the most appreciated food items received by our clients. Meat Sorters help us pack assorted frozen meat to ensure those that visit us get a variety of healthy proteins.