Hauling Food Bank Boxes to Farmworkers!
Catholic Community Services' Volunteer Services
A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
Help deliver large supplies of donated food boxes to farmworkers! Our local farmworkers have been affected by COVID due to becoming more at-risk due to the work they do and working in close proximity with one another. Make a difference by bringing donated monthly food boxes directly to their homes and families! Catholic Community Services is partnering with Catholic Housing Services and other outside social justice organizations to ensure quality food can be supplied to families in need. We are in great need of volunteers with LARGE trucks or vans to haul a substantial amount of 22lb 20x13x7 inch boxes from a pickup site in Tacoma to Catholic Housing sites in Centralia/Chehalis once or twice a month, on Wednesdays. Pickup times will be around 10am and boxes will be loaded up in your vehicle, then directly brought to the housing sites where the food boxes will be distributed to families. If you can commit to once or twice a month regularly and have a truck or van that accommodate 50 boxes or more, please consider volunteering today! Your mileage can be covered at $0.44/mile and there is extended accident/liability/auto insurance covered for all volunteers through Catholic Community Services. Make a difference today and give back to those that give us our food year round! Volunteer as a food box delivery driver!
About Catholic Community Services' Volunteer Services
129 Decatur Street NW, Olympia, WA 98502, US
We believe every child should grow up in a safe, loving and nurturing environment We believe the elderly should be able to live with security and dignity. We believe healthy family life should be affirmed and supported in our communities We believe in compassion, love and respect for all people, especially the poor and most vulnerable. We believe in joining with others to change systems that oppress, discriminate or otherwise cause human suffering. We believe employees and volunteers should work in an environment that fosters respect, teamwork and excellence. We believe in all of these things for all people, whatever their color, whatever language they speak or however they worship.
Our program exists as a safety net for low-income elders and people with disabilities (also low-income)by providing them with services that allow them to remain living as independently as possible in their own homes (not assisted living). For example, a 89 year old woman who only collects $600/mo. in Social Security needs help with her lawn. She can't afford to pay someone, and if her lawn goes a couple of months without being mowed, now the lawn is a fire hazard.