2021 Legislative Agenda
January 4, 2021
Growing Food Justice Across Washington
January 22, 2020
Get Involved|Volunteer|Regional Warehouses
Volunteers in Kent repack staples—beans, rice, pasta, and oats—into family-sized portions, which are then distributed across our network of 375 food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools across the state. Volunteering in Kent is a lot of fun, and you’ll be amazed at how much can be accomplished in just two hours. We welcome solo volunteers and groups of all sizes.
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Volunteer as a Group
After we receive your application, our volunteer coordinator will send you an email to discuss shift availability and scheduling. Once we’ve found a mutually agreeable shift (or shifts), we’ll send you a confirmation email with all the details you’ll need for volunteering. Please note that we have a two-shift limit per week and that these must be on different days.
Unfortunately, we don’t offer drop-in volunteer opportunities. We plan our daily operations around the number of volunteers we have on the schedule. In order to best support smooth operations for our market team, all shifts must be scheduled in advance.
We’re happy to provide hours confirmation for school or work purposes. However, we’re unable to offer court-related service.
Anyone who is nine years old, or in the third grade, is welcome! Nine-to-15-year-olds need to have a parent or guardian with them. Individuals who are 16 and 17 years old are able to volunteer on their own with an application and a parent/guardian permission form on file.
Volunteers are needed all year long to help us sort and repack bulk food into family-sized portions for distribution to our partner food banks, meal programs, and high-need schools in central Washington. You can volunteer as a group or an individual with no minimum time requirement. Donations of time and effort really do add up, and it’s amazing to see how much can be accomplished in a two-hour shift. Start making a difference in your community today by filling out a volunteer application!
For more information contact our Community Engagement Senior Specialist at 509.453.4407.
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Once we receive your application you should be contacted by email within three business days, and depending on schedule availability you can be scheduled within 10 business days of initially filling out the application.
We are unable to provide a confirmation for court-related community service. However, we are happy to provide a form to confirm your hours for work or school purposes.
Anyone 9-years-old and up (3rd grade) are welcome! 9- to 15-year-olds need to have a parent or guardian with them, and 16- and 17-year-olds are able to volunteer on their own with an application and a parent/guardian permission form on file.
For safety reasons, we can only have up to 40 volunteers (combined total with supervisors included if a youth group) on the floor at the same time in any shift.
Closed-toe shoes are required to volunteer with us any time of the year, even in the summer. Pants or longer shorts are best. Be prepared to possibly get dirty. The volunteer area is in a warehouse setting, so layering your clothing is a good idea. It can be cold, especially if it’s cold outside, so dress appropriately for the time of year.
Unfortunately, we do not have a handicap-accessible restroom.
No. Volunteers need to schedule their time by calling 509-453-4407 at least 24 hours in advance. We ask that volunteers do not drop in because we want to be sure that we have space for you as well as a project ready.
Volunteers are needed all year long to help us sort and repack bulk food into family-sized portions for distribution to our partner food banks, meal programs, and high-needs schools in eastern Washington. You can volunteer as a group or an individual with no minimum time requirement. Donations of time and effort really do add up, and it’s amazing to see how much can be accomplished in a two-hour shift! Start making a difference in your community today by filling out a volunteer application.
To receive monthly calendars, please register to volunteer or contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 509.891.7278.
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