Join our friends from Penn and Princeton in a special volunteer day at Northwest Harvest!
Northwest Harvest is a local nonprofit food bank distributor that provides more than 2 million nutritious meals each month to help fight to eliminate hunger. We will be joining the Penn and Columbia clubs for a two-hour volunteer event on February 25th. Friends and family (over the age of 9) are welcome!
Our previous packing events have helped to distribute over 2,494 lbs of carrots, 3,200 lbs of spaghetti, 11,200 lbs of cabbage, 4,400 lbs of beans, and 5,091 lbs of garbanzo beans to our community!
What: Join fellow Tigers, Lions (Columbia), and Quakers (Penn) at Northwest Harvest while you sort and repackage bulk food into family-sized portions for distribution to food banks and food programs
When: Saturday, February 25th, approx. 11:50 am-2 pm
Where: Northwest Harvest Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Ave S, Kent, WA
(Note: parking is free and available but limited; carpooling preferred!)
To sign up: Email [email protected] by Friday, February 17th, and we’ll confirm your spot. Please note that we work with Northwest Harvest to provide an accurate headcount so that they can plan appropriately, so don’t delay— RSVP today!
What will I be doing?
- We will be sorting through large amounts of food and repackaging into smaller boxes.
- Tasks include sorting/repackaging (may include lifting boxes generally under 25 lbs), putting together boxes, weighing food.
Why is this opportunity lots of fun?
- You get to give back to the community.
- You get to hang out with other Princeton, Penn and Columbia alumni, and break out that orange attire that you thought you’d have to put away after Halloween.
- Learn about what's edible vs. what you see in the grocery stores-- it'll surprise you!
- No need to go to the gym or Crossfit afterward-- there's tasks that could give you a pretty decent workout!
- Revel in the satisfaction of knowing that within just a couple of hours, you'll have helped pack tons (literally) of food to distribute to our community.
This sounds great. Can I bring along my spouse/parent/child/friend to help volunteer as well?
- Of course, as long as they are 9 years (3rd grade) and older. Just let us know when you sign up!
- Additionally, Northwest Harvest will do everything possible to enable volunteers with special needs to participate. Please let us know and we can help you coordinate with Northwest Harvest.
Anything else I should know?
- You must arrive on time and stay for the entire shift (12pm-2pm; arrive by 11:50 am for orientation).
- Closed-toed shoes are required.
- Shoulders and midriffs must be completely covered. Tank tops are not permitted.
- Space is limited.