Volunteer 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. Princeton, Penn and Columbia clubs join together for a two-hour packing event on February 6. Friends and family are welcome!

Please read all details below and RSVP by Jan 31st!

What: Join Tigers (Princeton), Lions (Columbia), and Quakers (Penn) at Northwest Harvest while we sort and repackage bulk food into family-sized portions for distribution to food banks and food programs

When: Saturday, February 6, 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 Sunday, January 31, 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.

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 30.
- If your employer participates, you can also get your hours matched for donation to Northwest Harvest. See http://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/

February 06, 2016 at 11:50am - 1:50pm

Northwest Harvest Kent Warehouse

22220 68th Ave S
Kent, WA 98032
United States

Princeton Alumni Association contact

John Liu Gianni Babino Robert Choi Debra Lee Ophelia Yin Karen Crow

Will you come?