Events

Aug
18
Fri
Sort, Pack, Stack! @ Emergency Food Network
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Sort, Pack, Stack is an opportunity for volunteers to sort food donations, separate the food into categories, check for damage, and pack it up to go out to Pierce County food banks. Once the food is packed up it’s ready for distribution to our neighbors in need.

No experience is necessary to volunteer. EFN staff is on site to provide training and oversight. Most of the volunteer positions require volunteers to lift up to 50 pounds periodically (if you are unable to do this, please let us know when you register). Space is limited and registration is required. The minimum age to volunteer as an individual at a Repack Project is 18.

Individuals and small groups up to 4 people are welcome to attend any of the scheduled Sort, Pack, Stack dates on our volunteer calendar.

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

Aug
19
Sat
Repack Project (AM Session) @ Emergency Food Network
Aug 19 @ 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-size 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 70 Pierce County food banks, 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 is necessary but most of the volunteer positions require volunteers to lift up to 50 pounds (if you are unable to lift this, please notify us when you register). EFN staff provide training and supervision. Space is limited and registration is required. The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 14-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).

This Repack Project is great for individual volunteers or small groups of 7 or less! 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.

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

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Mother Earth Farm (PM Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
Aug 19 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

If this date or time doesn’t work with your schedule, you are welcome to register for an alternative date on any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Both morning and afternoon sessions are available for volunteers throughout summer! Just give us a call at (253) 584-1040 or email volunteer@efoodnet.org


Each year Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm grows close to 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and honey for local food banks and meal sites. It would not be possible for us to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. Volunteers at this 8-acre organic farm assist with soil cultivation, seeding, planting, weeding, irrigation, and harvesting.

No experience is needed! EFN staff will be on site to provide you with training and supervision. Gloves and tools will be provided. Bring a lunch and enjoy the picnic area! Families and youth groups of all all ages are welcome to volunteer at the farm (children ages 15 and under need to be accompanied by an adult).

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

Aug
22
Tue
Lend a hand on the Mobile Food Bank @ Spanaway Elementary School
Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Volunteer on the Nourish/EFN Mobile Food Bank!

Emergency Food Network has teamed up with Nourish Pierce County to bring food to people in need in underserved communities. Visitors to the Mobile Food Bank use a small shopping cart along the center aisle of the trailer to select food from the shelves on either side.

Volunteers help check clients in on a computer and distribute food directly to people in need. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals, students (must be 16 years old), and groups (rotate up your staff or members through one of the 5 positions each week)!

To register, please contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Activities, Merrit Reed at (253) 584-1040 or merrit@efoodnet.org.

 

Aug
23
Wed
Lend a hand on the Mobile Food Bank @ Bethel High School
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Volunteer on the Nourish/EFN Mobile Food Bank!

Emergency Food Network has teamed up with Nourish Pierce County to bring food to people in need in underserved communities. Visitors to the Mobile Food Bank use a small shopping cart along the center aisle of the trailer to select food from the shelves on either side.

Volunteers help check clients in on a computer and distribute food directly to people in need. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals, students (must be 16 years old), and groups (rotate up your staff or members through one of the 5 positions each week)!

To register, please contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Activities, Merrit Reed at (253) 584-1040 or merrit@efoodnet.org.

Aug
25
Fri
Mother Earth Farm (AM Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

If this date or time doesn’t work with your schedule, you are welcome to register for an alternative date on any Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Both morning and afternoon sessions are available for volunteers throughout summer! Just give us a call at (253) 584-1040 or email volunteer@efoodnet.org


Each year Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm grows close to 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and honey for local food banks and meal sites. It would not be possible for us to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. Volunteers at this 8-acre organic farm assist with soil cultivation, seeding, planting, weeding, irrigation, and harvesting.

No experience is needed! EFN staff will be on site to provide you with training and supervision. Gloves and tools will be provided. Bring a lunch and enjoy the picnic area! Families and youth groups of all all ages are welcome to volunteer at the farm (children ages 15 and under need to be accompanied by an adult).

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

Aug
26
Sat
Repack Project – Just Added! @ Emergency Food Network
Aug 26 @ 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-size 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 70 Pierce County food banks, 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 is necessary but most of the volunteer positions require volunteers to lift up to 50 pounds (if you are unable to lift this, please notify us when you register). EFN staff provide training and supervision. Space is limited and registration is required. The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 14-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).

This Repack Project is great for individual volunteers or small groups! 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.

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

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Aug
29
Tue
Lend a hand on the Mobile Food Bank @ Spanaway Elementary School
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Volunteer on the Nourish/EFN Mobile Food Bank!

Emergency Food Network has teamed up with Nourish Pierce County to bring food to people in need in underserved communities. Visitors to the Mobile Food Bank use a small shopping cart along the center aisle of the trailer to select food from the shelves on either side.

Volunteers help check clients in on a computer and distribute food directly to people in need. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals, students (must be 16 years old), and groups (rotate up your staff or members through one of the 5 positions each week)!

To register, please contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Activities, Merrit Reed at (253) 584-1040 or merrit@efoodnet.org.

Aug
30
Wed
Repack Project – Just Added! @ Emergency Food Network
Aug 30 @ 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-size 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 70 Pierce County food banks, 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 is necessary but most of the volunteer positions require volunteers to lift up to 50 pounds (if you are unable to lift this, please notify us when you register). EFN staff provide training and supervision. Space is limited and registration is required. The minimum age to volunteer at the Repack is 16 (youth ages 14-15 can volunteer with a parent or guardian).

This Repack Project is great for individual volunteers or small groups! 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.

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

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Lend a hand on the Mobile Food Bank @ Bethel High School
Aug 30 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Volunteer on the Nourish/EFN Mobile Food Bank!

Emergency Food Network has teamed up with Nourish Pierce County to bring food to people in need in underserved communities. Visitors to the Mobile Food Bank use a small shopping cart along the center aisle of the trailer to select food from the shelves on either side.

Volunteers help check clients in on a computer and distribute food directly to people in need. This is a perfect opportunity for individuals, students (must be 16 years old), and groups (rotate up your staff or members through one of the 5 positions each week)!

To register, please contact our Coordinator of Volunteer Activities, Merrit Reed at (253) 584-1040 or merrit@efoodnet.org.