The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Help ensure food security for your neighbors by volunteering with North Helpline Emergency Services and Food Bank!
North Helpline distributes food to our neighbors in North Seattle three times a week, keeping over 1,200 individuals fed. Over 120,000 pounds of food is given out monthly. Our work would not be possible without the thousands of volunteer hours served here every year.
At North Helpline there are some clients who do not have the ability or connections necessary to being present at food distribution. To counter these barriers, North Helpline provides home delivery to a group of housebound clients every other week.
Every other Tuesday afternoon, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, we pack boxes for individuals with their dietary needs and restrictions in mind. Due to this and the particular needs of some clients, attention to detail is a key attribute of volunteers needed to help pack these home delivery boxes. Health knowledge of issues as they pertain to dietary needs such as diabetes, gluten intolerance, and allergies are a bonus. Ability to lift up to 35 pound boxes is also a helpful.
The shift is three hours every other week. Interested in working with us? Please email email@example.com, call (206) 367-3477, or drop by our front office for more information. We hope to hear from you soon!