We need you in our effort to feed hungry families in King County! The Tukwila Food Pantry serves residents in the cities of Tukwila, Seatac, Burien and Boulevard Park. Our food distribution days are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 12:30PM and 2:30PM. Additionally, we are located behind the Riverton Park United Methodist Church on 140 th street and Military Rd. which is right on the bus line.
In 2015, the Tukwila Pantry captured 2 million pounds of groceries and fed over 56,000 people. We hope to feed an additional 8,000 families by the summer of 2017. All positions will require a casual dress code; T-shirts and jeans with no rips, holes or tears are welcomed. No open toe shoes. We ask that you maintain a professional demeanor when interacting with clients and other staff. Please be respectful of the families who reside in the living quarters.
This is a great opportunity for college students who are looking to build their resume and gain experience working in the nonprofit sector. Upon completion of your commitment you will receive a letter of recommendation.
You will be provided basic cleaning materials including protective rubber gloves, dust masks, and cleaning tools. You may also bring your own products if you prefer to use biodegradable and non-toxic options; i.e. Simply Green.
On Tuesday evenings we serve a community meal between 5:30PM and 6:30PM. Volunteers help with serving a quality meal to the most vulnerable members of our community. We also welcome others who would like to join us for an evening with their neighbors. Preparations begin at 9AM with making salads, baking bread or desserts, cooking for dinner and can extend until 7PM with serving dinner and clean-up. Volunteers may work a few hours or the entire day as desired.
We are looking for reliable volunteers starting at 10:30 AM and some shifts starting at 6AM Tuesday through Thursday to assist with food distribution. A list of positions include:
· Unloading the truck when new shipments arrive
· Packing pastries and other smaller items
· Removing food from boxes and transferring into crates
Requirements: you must be able to lift up to 30 pounds safely.
We hope to move into a space adjacent to our current location. To secure the building we need to raise $600,000. We could also use funds for additional food support to extend into the next year.
We aim to extend our inventory to last beyond the end of the year. We are currently working with over forty partners who contribute leftover food throughout the month. You will accompany our drivers to the rescue sites and assist with loading and/or unloading food.
Our pantry has gone through many changes in the past year, including improved management and staff. Our new formula has allowed us to make the food bank a positive experience for our clients. The Intake office currently doubles as a lobby and storage space for our service day materials including safety cones and shopping carts. We would like to add a more homey and relaxing feel to the lobby so that clients can feel welcomed in our space while still being able to utilize the room for storage.
We currently have two rooms of inventory that need to be sorted and counted immediately. You will either work independently or with other staff to complete the task.
Our pantry is in need of translators to meet and greet our clients which consists mainly of refugees and migrants. .You will be responsible for explaining the intake program requirements, quantity of food for selection on food bank distribution days and to answer any general questions they may have.
- Food Service
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Community Outreach
- Data Entry
Good Match For
Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- Please commit to a minimum of 3 hours per day
- able to lift 30 pounds