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Packers needed for weekend hunger bags!

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Backpack Brigade
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Seattle, WA
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Published 18 days ago
Packers needed for weekend hunger bags!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

 

We are a small 501c3 nonprofit, whose sole mission is to feed hungry students for the weekend. In the Seattle Public School District there are 52,000 students in about 98 schools. Out of that 22,000 qualify for free and reduced lunch. Out of that, 3000 are identified as homeless through the Mckinney Vento Federal Act which qualifies them as having no adequate nighttime residence. They are on the street, car, shelter, hotel, or doubled up.


For many of those MKV students, they rely solely on the food at school, so from Friday lunch to Monday breakfast it's a long time. We hope to fix that with a weekend hunger bag that has 13 items for them to take home and eat for the weekend, filling a belly which would have gone empty.

We are currently serving 2200 students in 4 school districts about 50+ schools.   We hope to grow so that no MKV student goes unserved.

We back bags every Tuesday and Thursday (following the school dist calendar) in our warehouse on Seattle Blvd S. by the stadiums.


We have 2 volunteer shifts for packers on

Tuesdays and Thursdays

:30 am-11- Packers- the filling of the bags

We have 2 shifts for prepping those bags on

Monday and Wednesday (Wed is full)

9am -11am- this gets all the food organized and inventoried and ready for packing.

Also- We have driving:

Thursdays

9:30-11:30 Drivers- delivering all that food to the schools- any car will do!

To be a volunteer, you must be 12 with a parent, or 16 without.

Please let me know if you are interested in signing up and email me your dates that you can commit.

 

Thank you so much for being interested in helping hungry children in need!

 

 

Backpackbrigade.org

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteering.

 

We are a small 501c3 nonprofit, whose sole mission is to feed hungry students for the weekend. In the Seattle Public School District there are 52,000 students in about 98 schools. Out of that 22,000…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
831 Seattle Boulevard South, Seattle, WA 98134, United States

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