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Repack Project

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ORGANIZATION: Emergency Food Network

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Repack Project volunteers transform bulk food shipments into family-sized portions that are ready to help feed the community! At our Lakewood Distribution Center, you and your fellow volunteers might find yourselves bagging up oats, pasta, or rice or packing local produce bags for our Home Delivery recipients. Once repackaged the food is ready to go out to the 75+ Pierce County food pantries, meal sites, and shelters that we serve.

Attire:

  • Masks are required at all times in the Repack Room.
  • Closed-toe shoes are required. Volunteers in flip-flops or sandals will be unable to repack.
  • If open food is being repacked, hair nets will be required - you are welcome to bring a hat to wear instead.
  • Please keep in mind there is always the potential to get food on your clothes.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds either individually or with a partner.
  • When repacking produce, volunteers will need to be able to bend down to grab the produce out of bins that are at floor level.
  • We ask volunteers who have a cold or illness that can be spread by coughing, sneezing, or touching to please stay at home.

Minimum Age: The minimum age to volunteer as an individual at the Repack Project is 16. Youth ages 12-15 can volunteer with an adult chaperone. All youth need to bring a completed Parental Consent Form

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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 10 people in Pierce County face food insecurity, and this need is continuing to rise. Through our 75+ Partner Programs (food pantries, meal sites, and shelters) all over Pierce County, EFN distributed over 14 million pounds of food in 2023 to our neighbors in need, including fresh produce grown at EFN’s Mother Earth Farm. This work was made possible by our 2,000+ volunteers, who worked over 12,000 hours in 2023. Volunteer work is vital in helping EFN pursue our mission of ensuring no person goes hungry. Volunteer opportunities include the Repack Project, Home Delivery, EFN’s Mother Earth Farm, and special events throughout the year. We hope you will join us!"

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Crisis Support
Hunger
Community, Crisis Support, Hunger

WHEN

Thu Jun 13, 2024
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

WHERE

3318 92nd Street SouthLakewood, WA 98499

(47.1735,-122.47972)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 12
  • 2 hours

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