Volunteer for social justice to African people with Uhuru Foods @ Maker Faire!
Hello! Uhuru Foods & Pies is looking for volunteers to come help out at the annual Maker Faire in our outdoor food booth on Saturday, May 18 or Sunday May 19 in San Mateo, CA. We we will be preparing, grilling and selling delicious African comfort food such as jerk chicken both real and vegan, jamaica juice, fried plantains, and sweet potato pie! No experience is necessary and we will train you while you are there! Uhuru Foods & Pies is one of the economic institutions of Black Star Industries and it is about putting the means to grow, produce and distribute fresh food into the hands of African people. The vision of Uhuru Foods & Pies includes the goal for Africans to control their own land, farms, trucking, baking, cooking and distribution of food, none of which African people are currently able to carry out on a large scale inside the U.S., Africa or anywhere in the world today. Uhuru Foods & Pies is a part of the Black Power BluePrint. A project of Black Star Industries that is building commerce by and between the Arican community. Here are the dates and shifts for volunteering in our food tent: - SATURDAY, MAY 18 from 8:30m - 2:30pm - SATURDAY, MAY 18 from 1pm - 6:30pm - SUNDAY, MAY 20 from 8:30m - 2:30pm - SUNDAY, MAY 20 from 1pm - 6:30pm Here’s more information about Uhuru Foods & Pies at Maker Faire: What is Maker Faire? Maker Faire is an annual faire where people from all over world showcase their latest inventions: https://makerfaire.com/makerfairehistory/ Where is the Maker Faire and your food booths and how do I get in? San Mateo Event Center: 2495 S Delaware St, San Mateo, CA 94403 Map of Maker Faire link How can I get there and is there parking? There is no parking in the lot itself, but there is plenty of free parking and shuttles to take you to the event. Also, Bart goes there and there is a shuttle from Bart to take you to the event center. Please go to this website: Transportation and Parking Info Maker Faire Also, if you come for a morning shift, there is plenty of free parking around the event center. Is the event free for volunteers? Yes, the event is free for Uhuru food booth volunteers! But, we cannot issue out the free passes before the event, so we have to meet you at GATE 9 in order to get you in. What will I be doing? You could be doing a number of things such as cooking, prepping, and/or selling food in a food booth. There are 10 people in the food booth at all times. We will match you with your skills and we train you on the spot. How will I know how to do my job? There’s no experience necessary and we will train you on-site. What should I wear? Clothing that's okay to work in and could get food on -- we do have aprons. Long pants/jeans, tee-shirts and sneakers or work-shoes are best. Comfortable, closed toe shoes with grippy soles (NO flip flops or sandals) A cap or visor. We have extra caps/visors if you do not have one. Red or black preferred. Bring hair ties, clips or other ways to make sure all your hair is tied up and put back, without falling out. This is important for food service work! Will there be a meal provided? Yes, for a shift of 5 hours or more, you will get a free meal of what we are selling (African comfort food: Jerk Chicken sandwiches, vegan lentil stew patties, vegan burgers, vegan jerk chicken, plantains, garlic fries, and water) Will I get to see any of the events at Maker Faire? If you come to the early shift, you can stay afterwards and walk around, or if you have an afternoon shift, you can come early to the faire before you start. How will I get my volunteer hours? If you need to document any hours, bring a form and one of the coordinators will sign it for you. Any other documentation you will need from us, please let us know. What are the resources going to? Watch this video: Black Power Blueprint Project What is Uhuru and volunteering with Uhuru Foods & Pies is all about? Watch this video: Building an Independent African Economy We look forward to working
1346 Saratoga Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403
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