Background Check Process

Food & Friends values the safety of our clients, service learning youth, volunteers and others with whom we work. As a volunteer, you will interact with some of the most vulnerable members of our community. For this reason, we require adults (ages 19 and older) who volunteer on an independent basis to undergo a criminal background check. The process is secure, fast and will cost you nothing.

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS

  • You will complete the report online through Food & Friends’ dedicated portal with Validity Screening Solutions.
  • You will be asked to create an account.
  • If you are planning to help with deliveries, your report will include a driving record.
  • The background check mentions your Consumer Report but please note, this is NOT a credit report. Food & Friends will not access or collect your financial or credit information.
  • You will be notified once the report is complete, usually within 5 business days.

We encourage you to visit our website to review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the background screening process. If you have questions or require special assistance, please contact Lucas Ginn, Director of Human Resources, at VolunteerScreening@foodandfriends.org.

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