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The Outreach Program will assist us by facilitating a food packaging event where volunteers come to serve in an assembly line fashion packing simple, nutritious meals.
There are shifts on Friday and Saturday. Each shift runs 2-5 assembly lines with about 12 people on each line. Shifts include about 30 minutes to be oriented to packaging tasks and to learn about hunger and how we can make a difference beyond this event.
- Fri 12:30pm-3pm, 2 lines
- Fri 2pm-4:30pm, 3 lines
- Sat 9am-11:30am, 4 lines
- Sat 11am-1:30pm, 4 lines
- Sat 1pm-3:30pm, 4 lines
There are 4 lines strictly for families with young children. Choose these lines if your children need a 1-hour experience rather than a 2-hour experience. If your child can volunteer for 2 hours, sign them up for a regular line. Please use this sign-up link for the shorter shifts that incorporate young children!
Please sign-up each individual who will be coming (parents may use their own contact info, but please give at least a first name for each volunteer).
- Fri 4:30pm-6pm, 2 lines (kids+)
- Sat 10am-11:30am, 1 line (kids+)
- Sat 11:30am-1pm, 1 line (kids+)
Sign up here for “regular” shifts (orientation + 2 hours work; participants are adults and older children).
Sign up here for “kids+” shifts (orientation + 1 hour of work; participants are younger children with parents/other relatives and friends).
If your workplace or school offers volunteer release hours, please take advantage of that by organizing a Friday team! Friday times can be adjusted to fit your team's schedule.
If you'd like to adopt an entire line, please contact Pastor Kari Lipke to let her know you are doing so. We ask that anyone who adopts an entire line commit to fundraising the $1350.00 it costs to run that line if possible. There is flexibility on FRIDAY if you need/want to run your team at a different time than those scheduled.
This is the plan: 76,400 nutritious meals packed in two days, then distributed through area food banks, churches, housing programs, school and college campus outreach programs, etc. We are building a network of people to show up and do something to address food insecurity. And we do it so people may eat! The number was chosen to get us beyond 276,000 meals in one year -- that represents one meal for every person in King County who is food insecure. (Although the meals will be shared with neighboring counties, too!)
You can help raise funds in these ways:
- Do you have an employer match program? Do your friends? Some employers match your contributions up to a certain $ amount; some pay the nonprofit for each hour of time you donate. Hope Center, a nonsectarian nonprofit, is already registered with Benevity (Google, Microsoft, Apple, Astra Zeneca), YourCause (Tableau, etc.), Nordstrom, and DoubletheDonation (Boeing, etc.).
- Direct giving through the Hope Center can be shared online anytime through The Seattle Foundation; in the comments section note: “GIVE.SHARE.EAT.”
- Checks can be made payable to Hope Center and sent to ATTN: Joanne Engquist, 911 Stewart Street, Seattle, WA 98101.
- You also may give directly through Gethsemane Lutheran Church's online giving: (please choose Give.Share.Eat.).
This event is happening at Gethsemane, in the Community Room. Parking: On Saturday only, we will have free parking in any unreserved space in the Aspira Public garage (enter from the alley between Stewart and Howell).