Events

Mar
9
Fri
Repack Project @ Emergency Food Network
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Volunteers at Emergency Food Network’s Repack Project prepare bulk foods for distribution by repackaging the foods into smaller, family-sized portions. Bulk foods include rice, beans, oats, frozen corn and peas, oranges, and apples. Once repackaged the food is ready to go out to the 68 Pierce County food pantries, meal sites, and shelters that we serve. Each year, volunteers repackage more than 1 million pounds of food or what is equivalent to 3 meals-a-day for 285 families!

No experience necessary! EFN staff will provide you with orientation, training, and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds either individually or with a partner (or bring a friend who can lift for you!).
  • When repacking produce, volunteers will need to be able to bend down to grab the produce out of bins that are floor-level.
  • The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 14-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).
  • Registration is required as space is limited.

To register, please contact volunteer@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

Are you with a group of 8 or more? Groups between 8 to 15 in size can reserve their own Repack Project! Repacks provide a great team-building experience while giving back to the community. Group Repacks can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday with morning and afternoon sessions available. Give us a call at (253) 584-1040 to learn more.

 

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Mar
10
Sat
Adopt-a-Row at Mother Earth Farm (Orientation Option 1) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adopt-a-Row at EFN’s Mother Earth Farm! Groups, businesses, friends, school groups, clubs, churches, neighborhood associations, youth organizations, or even large families can Adopt-a-Row.

Volunteers experience the whole growing process on a bed of soil reserved just for them! They help plant seeds in the spring, tend the rows in the summer, and then harvest the bounty in the fall. Each group grows roughly 2,000 pounds of organic vegetables that is given to neighbors in need through EFN’s food pantry partners.

Adopt-a-Row groups attend a spring orientation to plant their seeds, make their sign, and learn more about what’s expected throughout the season. There are three dates to choose from (March 10, March 16 or April 21)!

Learn more about the Adopt-a-Row program and see the full schedule here!

Registration is required. To register, please contact EFN’s Volunteer Coordinator, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

 

Mar
16
Fri
Adopt-a-Row at Mother Earth Farm (Orientation Option 2) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
Mar 16 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Adopt-a-Row at EFN’s Mother Earth Farm! Groups, businesses, friends, school groups, clubs, churches, neighborhood associations, youth organizations, or even large families can Adopt-a-Row.

Volunteers experience the whole growing process on a bed of soil reserved just for them! They help plant seeds in the spring, tend the rows in the summer, and then harvest the bounty in the fall. Each group grows roughly 2,000 pounds of organic vegetables that is given to neighbors in need through EFN’s food pantry partners.

Adopt-a-Row groups attend a spring orientation to plant their seeds, make their sign, and learn more about what’s expected throughout the season. There are three dates to choose from (March 10, March 16 or April 21)!

Learn more about the Adopt-a-Row program and see the full schedule here!

Registration is required. To register, please contact EFN’s Volunteer Coordinator, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

 

Mar
17
Sat
Repack Project @ Emergency Food Network
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Volunteers at Emergency Food Network’s Repack Project prepare bulk foods for distribution by repackaging the foods into smaller, family-sized portions. Bulk foods include rice, beans, oats, frozen corn and peas, oranges, and apples. Once repackaged the food is ready to go out to the 68 Pierce County food pantries, meal sites, and shelters that we serve. Each year, volunteers repackage more than 1 million pounds of food or what is equivalent to 3 meals-a-day for 285 families!

No experience necessary! EFN staff will provide you with orientation, training, and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds either individually or with a partner (or bring a friend who can lift for you!).
  • When repacking produce, volunteers will need to be able to bend down to grab the produce out of bins that are floor-level.
  • The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 14-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).
  • Registration is required as space is limited.

To register, please contact volunteer@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

Are you with a group of 8 or more? Groups between 8 to 15 in size can reserve their own Repack Project! Repacks provide a great team-building experience while giving back to the community. Group Repacks can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday with morning and afternoon sessions available. Give us a call at (253) 584-1040 to learn more.

 

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Mar
29
Thu
Repack Project @ Emergency Food Network
Mar 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Volunteers at Emergency Food Network’s Repack Project prepare bulk foods for distribution by repackaging the foods into smaller, family-sized portions. Bulk foods include rice, beans, oats, frozen corn and peas, oranges, and apples. Once repackaged the food is ready to go out to the 68 Pierce County food pantries, meal sites, and shelters that we serve. Each year, volunteers repackage more than 1 million pounds of food or what is equivalent to 3 meals-a-day for 285 families!

No experience necessary! EFN staff will provide you with orientation, training, and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds either individually or with a partner (or bring a friend who can lift for you!).
  • When repacking produce, volunteers will need to be able to bend down to grab the produce out of bins that are floor-level.
  • The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 14-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).
  • Registration is required as space is limited.

To register, please contact volunteer@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

Are you with a group of 8 or more? Groups between 8 to 15 in size can reserve their own Repack Project! Repacks provide a great team-building experience while giving back to the community. Group Repacks can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday with morning and afternoon sessions available. Give us a call at (253) 584-1040 to learn more.

 

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Apr
6
Fri
Repack Project @ Emergency Food Network
Apr 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Volunteers at Emergency Food Network’s Repack Project prepare bulk foods for distribution by repackaging the foods into smaller, family-sized portions. Bulk foods include rice, beans, oats, frozen corn and peas, oranges, and apples. Once repackaged the food is ready to go out to the 68 Pierce County food pantries, meal sites, and shelters that we serve. Each year, volunteers repackage more than 1 million pounds of food or what is equivalent to 3 meals-a-day for 285 families!

No experience necessary! EFN staff will provide you with orientation, training, and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds either individually or with a partner (or bring a friend who can lift for you!).
  • When repacking produce, volunteers will need to be able to bend down to grab the produce out of bins that are floor-level.
  • The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 14-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).
  • Registration is required as space is limited.

To register, please contact volunteer@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

Are you with a group of 8 or more? Groups between 8 to 15 in size can reserve their own Repack Project! Repacks provide a great team-building experience while giving back to the community. Group Repacks can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday with morning and afternoon sessions available. Give us a call at (253) 584-1040 to learn more.

 

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Apr
11
Wed
Recognition Breakfast @ STAR Center
Apr 11 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am

RB Weblink HeaderPlease join us in honoring individuals and businesses for their dedication to helping hungry children, adults, and seniors in Pierce County.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Doors open at 7:00 am, Program 7:30-8:45 am
STAR Center, 3873 S 66th St, Tacoma, WA 98409
$30 per seat, $300 table of 10

 


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Chuckals Office Products
Coordinated Care
DaVita
Financial Insights
Homestreet Bank
IBEW Local 483
LaborWorks
MultiCare
Pierce College
Snuffin’s Catering
Toyota Lift
Whole Foods Market Chambers Bay

 

Apr
21
Sat
Adopt-a-Row at Mother Earth Farm (Orientation Option 3) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Adopt-a-Row at EFN’s Mother Earth Farm! Groups, businesses, friends, school groups, clubs, churches, neighborhood associations, youth organizations, or even large families can Adopt-a-Row.

Volunteers experience the whole growing process on a bed of soil reserved just for them! They help plant seeds in the spring, tend the rows in the summer, and then harvest the bounty in the fall. Each group grows roughly 2,000 pounds of organic vegetables that is given to neighbors in need through EFN’s food pantry partners.

Adopt-a-Row groups attend a spring orientation to start their rows, make their sign, and learn more about what’s expected throughout the season. There are three dates to choose from (March 10, March 16 or April 21)!

Learn more about the Adopt-a-Row program and see the full schedule here!

Registration is required. To register, please contact EFN’s Volunteer Coordinator, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

 

Repack Project @ Emergency Food Network
Apr 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Volunteers at Emergency Food Network’s Repack Project prepare bulk foods for distribution by repackaging the foods into smaller, family-sized portions. Bulk foods include rice, beans, oats, frozen corn and peas, oranges, and apples. Once repackaged the food is ready to go out to the 68 Pierce County food pantries, meal sites, and shelters that we serve. Each year, volunteers repackage more than 1 million pounds of food or what is equivalent to 3 meals-a-day for 285 families!

No experience necessary! EFN staff will provide you with orientation, training, and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds either individually or with a partner (or bring a friend who can lift for you!).
  • When repacking produce, volunteers will need to be able to bend down to grab the produce out of bins that are floor-level.
  • The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 14-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).
  • Registration is required as space is limited.

To register, please contact volunteer@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

Are you with a group of 8 or more? Groups between 8 to 15 in size can reserve their own Repack Project! Repacks provide a great team-building experience while giving back to the community. Group Repacks can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday with morning and afternoon sessions available. Give us a call at (253) 584-1040 to learn more.

 

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Apr
26
Thu
Repack Project @ Emergency Food Network
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Volunteers at Emergency Food Network’s Repack Project prepare bulk foods for distribution by repackaging the foods into smaller, family-sized portions. Bulk foods include rice, beans, oats, frozen corn and peas, oranges, and apples. Once repackaged the food is ready to go out to the 68 Pierce County food pantries, meal sites, and shelters that we serve. Each year, volunteers repackage more than 1 million pounds of food or what is equivalent to 3 meals-a-day for 285 families!

No experience necessary! EFN staff will provide you with orientation, training, and supervision.

Qualifications:

  • Volunteers need to be able to lift up to 50 pounds either individually or with a partner (or bring a friend who can lift for you!).
  • When repacking produce, volunteers will need to be able to bend down to grab the produce out of bins that are floor-level.
  • The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 14-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).
  • Registration is required as space is limited.

To register, please contact volunteer@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

Are you with a group of 8 or more? Groups between 8 to 15 in size can reserve their own Repack Project! Repacks provide a great team-building experience while giving back to the community. Group Repacks can be scheduled Wednesday through Saturday with morning and afternoon sessions available. Give us a call at (253) 584-1040 to learn more.

 

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