When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Northwest Harvest Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Avenue South, Kent
Help support Northwest Harvest in its mission to eliminate hunger in our area, by sorting food and repackaging bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks and food programs.
This food is distributed throughout a network of more than 375 food banks, meal programs, and high need schools throughout the state.
Orientation will begin promptly at the start of each shift and is required for all volunteers. Please arrive a few minutes early to get signed in. It is important that all volunteers start and finish together. Our work is done assembly-line fashion and all volunteers work as a team.
Our minimum age is 9 years old or 3rd grade and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Carpooling is recommended. Parking is free, but space is limited.
JEWELRY: Please leave ALL jewelry, including watches and Fitbits, at home. Jewelry may not be worn while packing food. (Rings and medical jewelry are okay.)
SHOES: 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.
CLOTHING: 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.). Volunteers should be prepared to wear a hair net and gloves during their shift with us.
WHEN NOT TO COME: The safety and wholesomeness of the food we handle is always our primary concern, and we ask that you please do not come if you are sick.
PERSONAL ITEMS: Please do not bring items of value with you. While we do have lockers available, there may not be enough to accommodate every volunteer. Northwest Harvest cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.