Kent: Northwest Harvest

Service Type: 
Sponsoring Club: 
Yale Alumni Association of Western Washington
When: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Where: 
Northwest Harvest See map
22220 68th Ave
Kent, WA 98032
Description: 

Join members of the Yale community as we help with repacking bulk food into family-sized portions, as well as sorting donations. This food is distributed throughout a network of more than 370 food banks, meal programs, and high need schools.

What to wear:
  • On your feet: Volunteers must wear closed-toed, flat shoes for safety.  No sandals or flip flops. Tennis shoes or other flat shoes are fine.
  • On your body: Please wear comfortable, casual clothing and dress in layers.  The warehouse can be chilly for much of the year. In the summer, it can be quite warm, but shoulders and underarms must be covered. Volunteers who do not come with the required shoes or clothing will be unable to volunteer with us for that shift.
  • Jewelry: Please leave all jewelry at home. It may not be worn in the food packing rooms.
Who can volunteer with us:
Our minimum age for volunteers is 9 years old or 3rd grade. Volunteers who are 16 or 17 are able to volunteer on their own with a parent permission form, but volunteers who are 15 or younger must have an adult chaperon volunteer alongside them.
 
We ask that volunteers arrive 10 minutes before the shift begins. This allows time for parking and signing in before orientation, which will begin promptly at the start of your scheduled shift. Volunteers arriving late may not be able to volunteer in the same room as the rest of their group. 
 
The safety and wholesomeness of the food we handle is always a primary concern. Please do not come if you are sick.
 
We have lockers for your convenience; however there may not be enough locks available on any particular shift to accommodate each volunteer. With this in mind, please do not bring items of value with you. Please leave your valuables, including jewelry, at home. Northwest Harvest cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.
 
If youth volunteers under 18 are coming with you, we do require that they have a permission slip unless their parent or guardian is volunteering alongside them.  If the parent or guardian is volunteering as well, a permission slip is not necessary.
Site Coordinator: 
Michael L. Ah Tou ‘77
847-875-0003