Help ensure food security for your neighbors by volunteering with North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank!
North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank is looking for a group or individual to collect food for us as a grocery rescue volunteer. Our local grocery stores supply us with weekly donations to distribute to our neighbors. Grocery rescue volunteers would ideally adopt a store and regularly pick-up these donations. After each pick-up, they would return any donated food to the food bank for weigh-in and sorting.
Volunteers are required to have a valid drivers license. It is ideal that volunteers will have their own vehicles with plenty of storage space, but we have vans to borrow if your own car is unavailable. Volunteers should also be able to lift more than 50 lbs.
The shifts we are in most need of volunteers at currently are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday mid-morning shifts that run about 9:00 to 11:00 AM, these runs typically take 2 hours.
Getting this food from the stores to our clients is crucial part of our operation, and your help is essential in aiding North Helpline to fight hunger in our community.
Interested in working with us? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (206) 367-3477. We hope to hear from you soon!
We believe that all deserve adequate food, housing, and respect. We assist our neighbors in obtaining basic needs that affirm their human dignity and worth.
North Helpline is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1989 by concerned citizens, business leaders, service organizations, and local church members who saw their neighbors experiencing difficult times. Recognized by such organizations as the United Way, the Seattle Foundation, the City of Seattle, and the Greater Seattle Council of Churches. North Helpline provides a variety of emergency services to local residents; including a food bank, financial aid to prevent evictions and utility shut-offs, hygiene supplies, diapers and baby food; and referrals to other agencies that help residents get back on their feet.
We distribute food to our neighbors in North Seattle three times a week, keeping over 1,200 individuals fed. Our work would not be possible without the thousands of volunteer hours served here every year.