On Friday, September 4, Nourish Pierce County hosted its first Day of Action, welcoming former and new volunteers to assist with food bank distribution to help feed our neighbors in need. We hosted a total of 78 volunteers who provided more than 330 hours of service. Twenty-seven of those who helped out were new to the Nourish volunteer program.
“The Day of Action was a great success,” said Nourish Volunteer Coordinator, Carol May. “We are so appreciative of all of our volunteers, both past and present. We could not have the impact on our community without them.”
Nourish Pierce County relies on 1,000 volunteers annually in order to maintain operations at its 25 food bank distribution sites. While the Washington National Guard has been serving in the food banks since early April, Nourish is actively seeking volunteers interested in providing regular service. For more information, visit our Volunteer Page.
Join us on Friday, September 4th for our first ever Day of Action at Nourish Pierce County as part of Hunger Action Month.
Did you know that over 7% of Pierce County Residents visited a Nourish food bank last year? In recent months, this percentage has only increased as the number of people needing food is at an all-time high. In order to meet this unprecedented demand, we need volunteers that can commit to ending hunger in our community.
Ready to take action against hunger?
Please register to join us for the Day of Action here.
With opportunities in Tacoma, Lakewood, Edgewood, Graham, and the Key Peninsula, there’s a chance for everyone to stand against hunger in Pierce County on Friday September 4th.
Please note, that all volunteers must be at least 17 years old, able to life 25 pounds, and in good health. Volunteers are required to wear a face mask at all times and maintain social distancing. If you feel sick or have been in contact with someone who is sick, please stay home.
We look forward to having you on site for the Day of Action on Friday September 4th.
If you have any questions regarding the Day of Action, please contact our volunteer coordinator at email@example.com.
Have you seen the news? Long lines of cars waiting for help from their local food bank.
In May and June we served the largest number of people in need in our 40 year history. We provided enough food for more than one million meals during those two months alone. That’s a 50% increase from last year. The need for food bank support is immediate and immense. Be part of the solution. Volunteer with Nourish Pierce County.
Nourish distributes food throughout Pierce County. But we can’t do it without volunteers. We need you. New shifts available Monday – Saturday. Click on our Volunteer page to Sign up today.
Nourish adheres to strict precautions including face masks, sanitizing, social distancing and curb-side pick-up, to safeguard the health of our community at all locations.