FOOD BANK HELP NEEDED - TACOMA AREA - VOLUNTEERS OVER AGE OF 55 (Retired and Senior Volunteer Prg.
Lutheran Community Services
Do you have four hours a week to help your community? We have several food banks that desperately need your help and they are located in South East Tacoma, North End Tacoma and Lakewood. The food banks can barely keep up with the demand for food by those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. The mission is to provide nutritious food and support services to people in need with compassion, dignity and respect. The goal is to provide each client with enough nutritious food to make three meals a day for three consecutive days. CURRENTLY, due to the pandemic, the food banks are not taking volunteers 65 or over.
Note: The food banks are allowing only volunteers inside the food banks. Volunteers wear masks and gloves and practice social distancing. They will be helping by sorting and packing food into bags and containers, assist in unloading trucks as needed, etc. Boxes of food are distributed by the Food Bank Manager as the clients drive through the parking lot.
*******ADDITIONAL INFO ABOUT THE RSVP PROGRAM*****
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) is the nation's largest network for volunteers age 55 and over. The growing segment of our older population is vital to strengthening our communities through their interest in helping others. As an RSVP volunteer, you are strengthening the positive impact people 55 and older have in our communities. Our focus is to incorporate meaningful volunteer opportunities that provide purpose and a way to give back to the community.
RSVP is sponsored by Lutheran Community Services Northwest, a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the people it serves.
INTERESTED or have questions? Please respond via Craigslist with any questions or concerns. We will be happy to email or mail an application to you.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Lutheran Community Services
223 N. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98403, US
Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.
Lutheran Community Services Northwest, in Pierce and Kitsap County, focuses on services for seniors, including Caregiver Support, Home Care, Meals on Wheels, RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program), Senior Friends, and Senior Companion Program. In addition, the Kitsap County office has a Navy Respite program and the Pierce County Office has a Refugee Resettlement and Placement Program, and Senior Media Services.