Help in the fight to end hunger by volunteering for a two-hour shift in Northwest Harvest's Kent Warehouse to repack bulk food into family-sized portions and sort food drive donations. The food is then distributed throughout NW Harvest's network of more than 375 food banks, meal programs, and high need schools.
We'll ride to Kent together on the YMCA bus, receive orientation information about our tasks before we start, and stop at Southcenter Mall on the way home for lunch in the food court.
For more information, see http://www.northwestharvest.org.
8:45 am Meet in the YMCA lobby
9:00 am Leave on the YMCA bus
9:45 am Arrive at the warehouse
10:00 am Shift begins
12:30 pm Leave for Southcenter Mall
12:45 pm Arrive at Southcenter Mall Food Court
2:00 pm Leave Southcenter Mall
3:00 pm Arrive at the YMCA
Registration closes 48 hours before outing.
No refunds for cancellations within 48 hours of outing. EXCEPTION for this trip: Please contact Heather Steele if you are unwell on the day of the outing to cancel.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring lunch or money for lunch.
?Must be able to stand for the full two-hour shift. Only accept lifting tasks if appropriate for you.
?Be prepared to wear a hair net and gloves during the shift.
?Please leave ALL jewelry, including watches and Fitbits, at home. Jewelry may not be worn while packing food. (Rings and medical jewelry are okay.)
?Closed-toe shoes are required. (No sandals or flip flops of any kind permitted?including sandals with socks.) Volunteers without closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.
?Sleeves must completely cover underarms. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, and even cap sleeves are not permitted in the food packing rooms. (Short sleeves are fine as long as underarms are completely covered.)
?Please do not bring personal items of value with you. While lockers are available, there may not be enough to accommodate every volunteer. Northwest Harvest cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.