Brotherhood In Action of Bethel, Inc. - Latest Images en-us Delivery - loading <img alt="20091121_115710" src="" /><br/><br/><p> You don&#39;t need to own a truck to help, we get vehicles of all sizes. &nbsp;If your car can handle three boxes, you can help!</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:32:08 -0400 / Delivery - loading <img alt="20091121_114418" src="" /><br/><br/><p> The food goes from conveyor to vehicle. &nbsp;Drivers only have to handle the boxes when they make their actual deliveries.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:31:14 -0400 / Delivery - the conveyor system <img alt="Dsc_0006" src="" /><br/><br/><p> &quot;Back in the day&quot; we would have to carry all those boxes upstairs by hand. &nbsp;The current system is quite a luxury!</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:29:57 -0400 / Delivery - the conveyor system <img alt="20091121_114119" src="" /><br/><br/><p> We use a set of rollers to make it easier to get the boxes from the basement up to street level.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:29:05 -0400 / Delivery - dispatch <img alt="20091121_114158" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Every driver is assigned 1, 2, 3 or more families depending on the size of their vehicle. &nbsp;Each family is represented by a sheet with the delivery address, contact name and phone number. &nbsp;Recipients know to be home to receive the food.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:28:07 -0400 / Delivery - ready to roll <img alt="20120407_065535" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Boxes are filled, numbered and ready for the volunteers to start arriving.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:26:47 -0400 / Delivery - final prep <img alt="20091121_114233" src="" /><br/><br/><p> On the morning of delivery we purchase fresh produce and other food items. &nbsp;Often we are able to add donations from local merchants and organizations.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:26:07 -0400 / Packing - job done <img alt="20120404_192446" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Putting the finishing touches on the full boxes.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:21:59 -0400 / Packing <img alt="Picture_065" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Packing the boxes can be challenging, especially as they begin to get very full!</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:21:10 -0400 / Packing - dispatch <img alt="20091118_205551" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Distributing items that were sorted the previous night.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:19:01 -0400 / Packing - dispatch <img alt="20120404_182919" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Packers start at the back table, where they are given assignments. &nbsp;In this photo we&#39;re getting ready to distribute items purchased at the Connecticut Food Bank.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:18:16 -0400 / Packing - numbering <img alt="20091220_230355" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Boxes are numbered to correspond to the master delivery list. &nbsp;They are noted with the number of family members - adults and children - so the packers have an idea of how much to fill into each box.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:16:21 -0400 / Packing boxes <img alt="20120404_182508" src="" /><br/><br/><p> We deliver to between 80 and 110 families depending on the current need. &nbsp;That calls for the preparation of 240 - 330 boxes!</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:15:09 -0400 / Sorting - checking dates <img alt="20091220_230315" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Expiration dates are checked for all donated food. &nbsp;We use national shelf-stable guidelines to determine if an item has exceeded its shelf life.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:11:01 -0400 / Food Sorting <img alt="Picture_052" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Sorting is organized chaos :-)</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:09:43 -0400 / Vintage Shot - the old Dolan Building <img alt="Bia8" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Before working out of our current location we used to conduct operations out of the basement of the old dolan building. &nbsp;Volunteers will remember how cold it would get there!</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:08:10 -0400 / BEA Bus <img alt="20120402_161801" src="" /><br/><br/><p> The BEA drive brought in some much-needed food just in time for Easter deliveries.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:04:41 -0400 / BEA Bus <img alt="20120402_161742" src="" /><br/><br/><p> In 2012 the Bethel Education Association conducted a &quot;Fill a Bus&quot; campaign and delivered the full bus to our location for offloading.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:03:47 -0400 / NALC Drive - transport <img alt="20110514_155558" src="" /><br/><br/><p> Once all the carriers are in and the food has been sifted through, it is loaded on a truck for transport to our location.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:02:42 -0400 / NALC Drive - Food <img alt="20110514_153741" src="" /><br/><br/><p> We get a <u><strong>LOT</strong></u> of food from this drive, it kick-starts our work for the year.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 17:01:47 -0400 /