Volunteer Calendar

 Volunteer Calendar

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
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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Apr
28
Sat
Mother Earth Farm (Sat. Morning Session) @ Emergency Food Network Mother Earth Farm
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm is an 8-acre organic farm located in the beautiful Puyallup Valley. The farm distributes more than 100,000 pounds of fresh fruit, vegetables, and herbs annually to Pierce County food banks and meal sites. Food from the farm is available to food banks within 24-hours of harvest.

It would not be possible to provide this fresh food option to people in need without the help from volunteers. In the spring, volunteers at the farm assist with seeding, weeding, and irrigation. In the summer and fall, the focus is on weeding and harvesting.

Helping hands are needed on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Morning sessions (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and afternoon sessions (12:30 – 3:30 pm) are available.

There is not a minimum age so youth groups and families of all ages are welcome! Groups up to 25 can be accommodated (if you have a group larger than 25 please contact us as we occasionally have special projects that can accommodate larger groups).

Registration is required. Due to safety reasons and limited capacity at the farm, we ask volunteers to not drop-in. To register, please contact EFN’s Volunteer Coordinator, Merrit Reed at merrit@efoodnet.org or (253) 584-1040.

Learn more about the Mother Earth Farm and see our Frequently Asked Questions here!