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:
*Masks and social distancing will be enforced.
*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). "
At this time we are only able to host groups of 6 or more volunteers. These group opportunities take place on Thursdays and Saturdays. Please contact SamC@efoodnet.org for more information or to sign up!
09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
12:30 PM to 02:30 PM
NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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!
We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts