Food Rescue Team Volunteer

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by Lifelong

Published

07/06/2018

Start Date

07/14/2018

Times of day

Weekends

Time Commitment

A few hours per week

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

210 South Lucile Street
Seattle
Washington
98108
United States

Description

An estimated 40% of the time, food that is perfectly good to eat still ends up being wasted, including unsold food from grocery stores. Come join Lifelong --- in a new program in partnership with Food Lifeline and Costco --- to reclaim some of this food that would have gone to waste! 


Every Saturday morning Lifelong will pick up a pallet of unsold food to bring back to our Georgetown location. Our Food Rescue Team volunteers will be ready and waiting onsite to greet the pallet, working with our staff lead on sorting, processing and helping re-portion this food for use in our Chicken Soup Brigade’s meal program. We project that we’ll be able to ‘rescue’ between 600-900 pounds of produce and other assorted foods each week!


Come be a part of a program that gets highly valued foods --- fresh produce, proteins and dairy --- to people in need while also dramatically reducing good food from ending up in our landfills!


Location: Georgetown


Shift Time: Saturdays, weekly, from 10:00am – 1:00pm


Requirements: 16+ welcome, must be able to stand for much of the shift, and lift 10-30 pounds


Volunteer Commitment: weekly volunteer shift, for a minimum of 3 months


What to wear: closed foot shoes, hair tied back, and a shirt with sleeves

Benefits

  • Training Provided

Benefits

  • Groups
  • Families

How To Apply

volunteer@lifelong.org
http://www.lifelong.org/volunteer/

Please follow this link to our volunteer application: applications are filled out and submitted online. You can expect to be contacted by Lifelong's Volunteer Department for follow up, a phone interview and next steps within 1-2 business days once your application has been received and reviewed!


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