Northwest Harvest is so fortunate to have amazing volunteers! With more than 110,000 hours donated last year, volunteers provided the equivalent of 53 full-time employees to us. Our volunteers make it possible for Northwest Harvest to distribute 1.9 million meals a month to families throughout Washington state. The power of volunteers is truly awe-inspiring!
As you can imagine, many people think of hunger and poverty around the holidays, and we had thousands of wonderful volunteers join us this season. If you were one of them, thank you! However, we have just as many people to feed every month of the year, and the first few months of each year are some of our slowest in terms of volunteering.
Please consider putting “Volunteer for Northwest Harvest” on your list of New Year’s resolutions! We are in need of help at our Cherry Street Food Bank as well as our warehouses in Kent, Yakima and Spokane. We also have volunteer opportunities at special events throughout the year.
If your resolution list has a spot for Northwest Harvest, please call or email the Volunteer Program at 206-923-7453 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy New Year!