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Food Rescue from Grocery Stores

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ORGANIZATION: White Center Food Bank

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Help support hungry families by assisting the food bank in the Grocery Rescue Program. Each week volunteers pick up much needed fresh produce, dairy, deli, frozen and bakery items from local grocery stores to be distributed in the community. At the White Center Food Bank, we serve over 6,000 individuals each month. Because of the pandemic, we are serving more people than ever before. In one day we saw 20 new families, which we typically see in a week. We are serving families again that we haven't seen in 7 years as people continue to face unemployment or a lack of childcare. Our mission is to minimize hunger while nourishing community, nurturing self-reliance and embracing our rich cultural diversity.

Without the support of drivers to drive our van, and assistants to help load and unload the van, we would be unable to provide these much needed services in our community.

Grocery Rescue volunteers are needed weekday mornings 9am-noon. Highest need right now are volunteers available Wednesday or Friday for a regular weekly or bi weekly shift, or volunteers interested in working as regular substitutes to be "on call" to fill in when another volunteer has to be absent. You might get a call or email a few weeks out, or the night before help is needed. This role works great for people who have really varied schedules!


We ask that any volunteer interested in this role is able to commit to three months of service at the start, since this is a program that requires some training. We will provide you with training (food handlers certificate, using a pallet jack!, and route training). No prior experience necessary!

Our goal is to build a pool of weekly or biweekly volunteers who can substitute for each other so that this program is sustainable long term!

1 Shift

  • 08:45 AM to 12:00 PM
    We are recruiting for 2 Weds and 1 Friday volunteer for regular weekly service, and for 5-8 individuals interested in working as substitutes.
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About White Center Food Bank

Location:

10829 8th Avenue Southwest, Seattle, WA 98146, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION Our mission is to minimize hunger while nourishing community, nurturing self-reliance, and embracing our rich cultural diversity. La misión del Banco de Comida de White Center es minimizare hambre, mientras alimentamos la comunidad, fomentamos confianza en uno mismo y abrazamos nuestra rica diversidad cultural. Sứ mệnh của White Center Food Bank là giảm đói, trong khi nuôi dưỡng cộng đồng, nâng cao tính tự lập và bảo vệ sự đa dạng phong phú của các dân tộc. Продовольственного Банка Белого Центра- свести голод до минимума и в тоже время способствовать развитию местногообщества,воспитывать самостоятельность и

Description

White Center Food Bank provides food access to Washington state residents for no fee. COVID-19 severely altered our daily operations, resulting in a need for more volunteers to support our work than we had needed before (by pivoting to outside food distribution). We continue to operate in our new, pandemic-safe model, and see the high need from our community continue.

The White Center Food Bank began in the mid-1970’s as an emergency response to assist struggling families and individuals in the greater White Center and Highline areas during a major economic downturn. Much like today, many in the community were facing difficult economic conditions that left them in need of food resources.

In 1982 the White Center Emergency Food Association was formally incorporated and is today known as the White Center Food Bank, serving 57,989 individuals (19,569 families) in 2017. Current programs include daytime and seniors-only food distributions; a mobile food bank for seniors and disabled clients; a Baby Pantry for diapers and formula; culturally relevant food grown onsite; cultural foods buying program; and grocery rescue. Intake services are provided in five languages, and all written materials are provided in six languages.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Hunger
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Hunger, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

10829 8th Ave SWSeattle,, WA 98146

(47.50548,-122.34523)
 

SKILLS

  • Inventory Management
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Operations

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per shift. 2-5 shifts per month.
  • All Grocery Rescue volunteers are required to take an online food handlers class and test (which takes 10-20 minutes online, and costs $10) after their first shift. If this would be a financial barrier, the food bank can cover the cost.

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