A few bad oranges but over 15,000 pounds of edible oranges saved for distribution to food banks in Western Washington. Four Dignity/Seattle members together with 26 volunteers working the evening shift at the Food Lifeline warehouse on Tuesday, April 2nd sorted through 22 large bins of oranges to discard any mushy or moldy product. The remaining were placed in banana boxes which were then placed on pallets, wrapped, and labeled making the over 14 pallets ready for delivery the next morning.
Repacking Peas and Carrots for the hungry in Western Washington was the task for a total of 47 volunteers working at the Food Lifeline Warehouse in South Park on Tuesday evening December 4. Seven Dignity/Seattle members and friends joined in the repacking effort. An estimated 4,600 pounds were repackaged in a little over 2 hours. The next Food Lifeline volunteer evening is set for February 5th.
What happens to the food you donate to the USPS Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive?
Guided by the watchful eye of The Food Lifeline Volunteer Coordinator, Adam Fox, four Dignity/Seattle members sorted a variety of items donated during the US Postal Service's May 12th Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. During our 2 hour operation together with volunteers from other organizations we stacked ten pallets of nutritious and supplemental food items and readied them for delivery to Food Banks in Western Washington. Hope you can join us for the next Food Lifeline volunteer night on October 2nd.
Tuesday evening, April 3rd, five members and friends of Dignity/Seattle sorted a wide variety of nonperishable food and household essentials for the needy across Western Washington. Our efforts combined with those from a couple additional organizations boxed and stacked on pallets over 12,000 pounds of dry goods. We hope you can join us for our next Food Lifeline volunteer evening on Tuesday, June 5th.
On the first Tuesday evening in February, Dignity/Seattle members and friends prepared several bins worth of cabbage for distribution to needy families in western Washington. During the little over 2 hour volunteer session our team enjoyed meeting and visiting with those from a church and a business organization. The work, if you call it that, was in removing the less appetizing outer leaves from heads of cabbage. Join us for the next volunteer opportunity on Tuesday, April 3rd.
Dignity/Seattle's Food Lifeline volunteer contingent has grown to include a couple more volunteers from the Wallingford St. Ben's Parish. Dignity Seattle's team of nine outpaced all others in two hours of sorting through various baked goods, and placing the newly packed boxes onto pallets of desserts, sliced breads, and other unsliced breads and rolls. All involved rescued over 9000 pounds of baked goods providing nearly 7500 meals for our hungry neighbors across Western Washington. Join the team on February 6, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm for the next Food Lifeline Volunteer opportunity.
Hard and fast working team of six bagged over 750 school lunches for children of Western Washington. The next volunteer night is Tuesday October 3rd.