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Emergency Food Network

Position Description: Emergency Food Network distributes 14 million pounds of food each year to 80+ food pantries in Pierce County. In order to ensure distribution of food to the most vulnerable in our community, EFN is launching a new program to support home delivery. EFN Volunteer Drivers are needed to deliver meal boxes from EFN's Distribution Center in Lakewood to homes all over Pierce County. This is an exciting new avenue to serve our community during this increasingly difficult time, so please consider whether this is something you can help with over the next few weeks or months. Our goal is to have a network of volunteers "on call" for certain days of the week and times so that we can ensure delivery to all who request it as quickly as possible.

Requirements:

  • Must be over 18
  • Access to a vehicle
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds repeatedly
  • Access to GPS
  • Available to be on call or scheduled to volunteer at least one shift per week
  • Review these Guidelines for Volunteers during COVID-19 outbreak in Washington
  • Complete EFN Volunteer Application & WSP background check

Volunteer Sessions:

  • Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fridays, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Promoting your safety as a volunteer: Please understand that EFN is exempt from a stay home order, as we must continue our essential work to feed the most vulnerable in Pierce County. EFN volunteers are both allowed and necessary to fulfill our mission. To minimize risk to volunteer and staff safety, we will be maintaining six feet between volunteers and staff as much as possible, sanitizing shared tools/surfaces, and providing gloves and masks to volunteers. Do not volunteer if you feel ill in any capacity.

Contact TamieM@efoodnet.org to receive an application or if you have questions!

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About Emergency Food Network

Location:

3318 92nd Street South, Lakewood, WA 98499, US

Mission Statement

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."

Description

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!

Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3318 92nd Street SouthLakewood, WA 98499

(47.17344,-122.47974)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Volunteer Sessions: • Tuesdays, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm • Fridays, 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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