Repack food for local food pantries!
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About the Repack Project:
Repack Project volunteers transform bulk food shipments into family-sized portions that are ready to help feed the community! Working in our Lakewood Distribution Center, you and your fellow volunteers might find yourselves bagging up oats or sorting cucumbers that didn't make it to grocery store shelves to save them from the landfill. Come help us relieve Pierce County hunger and have fun with old and new friends in the process. No experience necessary; anyone can contribute!
What you need to know:
*Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds either individually or with a partner (or bring a friend who can lift for you!).
*When repacking produce, volunteers will need to be able to bend down to grab the produce out of bins that are floor-level.
*The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 12-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).
How to sign up:
To register, please contact MadisonS@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.
*Registration is required as space is limited.
Are you with a group of 8 or more? Groups between 8 to 15 in size can reserve their own Repack Project! Repacks provide a great team-building experience while giving back to the community. Group Repacks can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday with morning and afternoon sessions available.
About Emergency Food Network
3318 92nd Street South, Lakewood, WA 98499, US
The mission of Emergency Food Network is "to provide Pierce County with a consistent, diverse and nutritious food supply so that no person goes hungry."
Currently 1 in 7 people in Pierce County faces food insecurity, and the need is always growing. Through our 76 partner programs and our eight acre Organic farm in Puyallup, EFN distributed nearly 20 million dollars worth of food 2018 alone. 14,500 hours of time given by our volunteers made this work possible. Volunteer opportunities include the Repack Project, Break Bags, weeding at EFN's Mother Earth Farm, and more. We hope you will join us!
3318 92nd St SLakewoodLakewood, WA 98499
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- People 55+
- 2.5 Hours