Events

Oct
21
Sat
Repack Project – Third Saturday! @ Emergency Food Network
Oct 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-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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Oct
25
Wed
Repack Project – Fourth Wednesday! @ Emergency Food Network
Oct 25 @ 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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Oct
28
Sat
Help Set Up at Abundance! @ McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

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There are many ways to share your Abundance in support of Emergency Food Network! This year’s event will feature a delicious dinner, exciting live and silent auctions, and a meaningful opportunity to give back to your community. Proceeds from this special night will provide emergency food for our neighbors in Pierce County.

Volunteers are needed to help us with set up! Tables need unloaded, chairs set up, linens put out, and decorations displayed. A continental breakfast will be provided.

Volunteer Session: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Volunteer positions at the event are also available! Click here to learn more

To Register to Volunteer: Please contact Merrit Reed, EFN’s Coordinator of Volunteers at (253) 584-1040 or email merrit@efoodnet.org.

Be a Volunteer at EFN’s Abundance Dinner & Auction! @ McGavick Conference Center, Clover Park Technical College
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Abundance Web Banner

There are many ways to share your Abundance in support of Emergency Food Network! This year’s event will feature a delicious dinner, exciting live and silent auctions, and a meaningful opportunity to give back to your community. Proceeds from this special night will provide emergency food for our neighbors in Pierce County. To make this event a success, volunteers are needed! This event is guaranteed to be a good time!

Volunteer Session: 4:00 – 10:00 pm

Volunteer Positions:

  • Guest Registrars (8 positions)
  • Raffle Sellers (4 positions)
  • Live Auction Recorders and Runner (3 positions)
  • Silent Auction Floor Assistants (2 positions)
  • Live Auction Spotters (4-6 positions)
  • Cake Modelers! (3-4 positions)

Whole Foods will be providing dinner to all volunteers!

To Register to Volunteer: Please contact Merrit Reed, EFN’s Coordinator of Volunteers at (253) 584-1040 or email merrit@efoodnet.org. The minimum age to volunteer is 18.

Nov
10
Fri
Veteran’s Day Repack: AM Edition @ Emergency Food Network
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Emergency Food Network will be holding a Veteran’s Day repacking event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 10 at EFN’s Distribution Center. 

The idea is to have a time when veterans, their families, and supporters can volunteer and share tales of service to the nation while continuing to give back to their community by helping feed others.

Who: Veterans of any branch, their families, supporters, and members of the public
What: food repacking with other veterans
When: 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 10
Where: 
EFN Distribution Center, Lakewood
3318 92nd St S
Lakewood, Washington

To Register: Please contact Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

 

 

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Veteran’s Day Repack: PM Edition @ Emergency Food Network
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Emergency Food Network will be holding a Veteran’s Day repacking event from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 10 at EFN’s Distribution Center. 

The idea is to have a time when veterans, their families, and supporters can volunteer and share tales of service to the nation while continuing to give back to their community by helping feed others.

Who: Veterans of any branch, their families, supporters, and members of the public
What: food repacking with other veterans
When: 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 10
Where: 
EFN Distribution Center, Lakewood
3318 92nd St S
Lakewood, Washington

To Register: Please contact Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

 

 

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Nov
18
Sat
Help Set Up at Empty Bowls! @ Charles Wright Academy
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Empty Bowls is an annual fundraising event where attendees can choose from more than 1,500 bowls to purchase for the home and as holiday gifts. Ceramic, glass, and wooden bowls are donated to EFN by local artists. After purchasing bowls, guests are served a bowl of soup (in a separate bowl) donated by local restaurants.

Volunteers are needed to help with event set up! Tables need unloaded, bowls need displayed, and the dining room needs assembled and decorated!

Volunteer Session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer positions are also available at the event from 12:00 – 4:30 pm! Go here to learn more!

To Register to Volunteer: Please contact Merrit Reed, EFN’s Coordinator of Volunteers, at (253) 584-1040 or email merrit@efoodnet.org.

Be a Volunteer at Empty Bowls! @ Charles Wright Academy
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Empty Bowls is an annual fundraising event where attendees can choose from more than 1,500 bowls to purchase for the home and as holiday gifts. Ceramic, glass, and wooden bowls are donated to EFN by local artists. After purchasing bowls, guests are served a bowl of soup (in a separate bowl) donated by local restaurants. To make this event a success, volunteers are needed!

Volunteer Session: 12:00 – 4:30 pm

Volunteer Positions Available:

  • Check Out Clerks (cashiers and line managers)
  • Floor Managers  (in the bowl display room and dining room)
  • Photo Booth Crew
  • Greeters and Sign Holders
  • Event set up positions are available from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Go here to learn more!

To Register to Volunteer: Please contact Merrit Reed, EFN’s Coordinator of Volunteers, at (253) 584-1040 or email merrit@efoodnet.org.

Nov
22
Wed
Repack Project – Thanksgiving Edition! @ Emergency Food Network
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

COME Repack to Give Thanks for Thanksgiving.

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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Dec
8
Fri
Repack Project – Second Friday! @ Emergency Food Network
Dec 8 @ 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! 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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