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 Princeton and Penn clubs for a two-hour volunteer event on October 17th. Friends and family (over the age of 9) are welcome!
If you missed out in July, when we packed over 2494 lbs of carrots to distribute to our community, here's your chance!
What: Join fellow Lions (Columbia), Tigers (Princeton) 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, October 17, 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:
1. RSVP on this page so we can keep track of interest.
2. (IMPORTANT) Email the Princeton club at [email protected] by October 12th with name, email, affiliation, and specify NW Harvest, and they will confirm your spot. Please note that Northwest Harvest needs an accurate headcount so that they can plan appropriately, so don’t delay— RSVP today!
*Note for Microsoft employees: Microsoft has a volunteer matching program where, if people spend 2 hours at NW Harvest, Microsoft will provide a match to NW Harvest at $25/hour.
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 Columbia, Penn and Princeton alumni.
- 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 to 25.
- If your employer participates, you can also get your hours matched for donation to Northwest Harvest. Seehttp://www.northwestharvest.org/hours-matching for more information.
How can I learn more about Northwest Harvest?
- The mission of Northwest Harvest is to provide nutritious food to hungry people statewide in a manner that respects their dignity, while fighting to eliminate hunger. Our vision is ample nutritious food is available to everyone in Washington State.
- To learn more, visit http://www.northwestharvest.org