NW Harvest Warehouse Tour and Volunteer Opportunity
Would you like to know how volunteers are stamping out hunger on a large scale right here in Yakima? Would you like to learn how you and your family can get involved in the effort?
"Northwest Harvest serves more than 65 hunger relief programs and 13 schools in 9 counties in Central Washington. In addition to securing local produce from growers, we bring staples such as rice beans, pasta, meat and fish into the region to make sure families are provided well-rounded, nutritious meals. Our partnerships in Central Washington date back to our beginnings in 1967. By providing transportation to move bulk shipments, obtaining volunteers for repacking efforts, and responding quickly to growers, we are able to reduce waste, save our agricultural partners money, and feed hungry people with food that might otherwise end up in a landfill."
Who: CAPE members only. This field trip is appropriate for students ages 9 and up only* NW Harvest policy.
When: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018. Brief orientation begins at 9:45am. Tour and volunteering will end at 12pm.
Where: NW Harvest, Yakima Warehouse - 911 South 3rd Street, Yakima.
Please note that this field trip is limited to 20 registrants. This includes students and adults. Please ONLY register if you will be attending. We will not close registration if we meet the maximum of 20 but we we will contact those above that limit with a second date TBD. Please register by October 31st.
*Please DO NOT bring children under 9 years old, even infants in carriers. You will be asked to leave. This is per the policy of NW Harvest
All participants must wear closed-toed shoes and it is suggested that you wear layered clothing. It is a cooled warehouse so it might feel cold to some at the beginning of the morning and then you may warm up after you begin to work.