Carol or another member of the Core Team who is there when the farmer delivers, will give him an IKEA bag with 42 of the CPWCSA bags, for him to use next time. The 42 bags will have been collected the previous week and will be stored at the church.
The farmer will deliver the veggies in a new set of 42 CPWCSA bags, and will return to Carol the IKEA bag that held the bags returned to him the previous week.
When members arrive, volunteers will need to be sure:
-the member signs in
-the member writes “yes” or “no” next to their initials, indicating whether they are returning a bag.
-if the member signs “yes’, they will give the bag to the volunteers, who will place it in the IKEA bag for the farmer for next week, and the member will take the current week’s share home in the new CPWCSA bag. This applies to full share and second half share partners. Please make sure the returned bags are clean and folded before putting them in the bag for the farmer.
The FIRST HALF SHARE PARTNER WILL RE-USE the CPWCSA bag they returned from last week. They will divide the full share for themselves and their partner, using their returned bag for themselves and leaving their partner’s share, labeled as usual, in the new CPWCSA bag.
-if a member doesn’t return a bag, they need to write “no” on sign in sheet, and the volunteers will give the member a plastic bag (or 2). THE MEMBER WILL NEED TO TAKE HOME THEIR SHARE IN PLASTIC BAGS. This will mean emptying out the veggies from the new CPWCSA bag and putting them in a plastic bag.
-the member will then give the volunteers the CPWCSA bag, which will be added to the bags for the farmer.
-if the first half share partner does not return their bag, they will also be given plastic bags to take their share home in. They will leave their partner’s share in the new CPWCSA bag.
-if the second half share partner does not return their bag, the volunteers will give them plastic bags to put their produce in. The second half share partner will put take the veggies out of the CPWCSA bag and put them in the plastic bags. The volunteers will collect, clean and fold the CPWCSA bag and put it with the others they are collecting to give to the farmer.
Last person to close up, Shalini or whoever might be in her place, will need to make sure there are 42 bags in the IKEA bag. If there are any missing, please notify Susan Zizmor at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will bring substitute bags for the farmer the next Wednesday.
THE VOLUNTEER’S ATTITUDE WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT when giving a member plastic bags. This is no big deal- not a punishment but the only way the system will work.
It is also important that the bags are clean and folded neatly in the IKEA bag.
There will be a Core Member on site for most of the distribution who can answer any questions.