Sort and Pack Food

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Hands-on Volunteering 

Puget Sound Energy volunteers at Food LifelineTens of millions of pounds of food come into Food Lifeline’s warehouses every year, and it has to be inspected, sorted, and repackaged before it can go out to our network of food programs. That’s where you, our volunteers, are critical.

By receiving food in quantities so big (imagine 150lbs bags of granola or 500lbs crates of potatoes) we’re able to accept food that your neighborhood food pantry just doesn’t have the capacity to take. Volunteer with Food Lifeline and enjoy the hands-on work of inspecting and repacking this food, getting it ready for the food programs and the hungry people they’re helping.

Sorting and packing volunteer sessions are held Monday thru Saturday at our warehouse located North of Seattle.

Guidelines for volunteering to sort and pack food

  • A minimum 2 hour commitment is necessary, with longer shifts available.
  • The work is physical. Volunteers must be able to stand on a concrete floor for long periods, and are expected to lift items weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • In order to keep everyone safe in our warehouses, sturdy closed-toed shoes are required.
  • Kids are welcome! People age 6 years and older are welcome to volunteer in the warehouse during many of our sessions. Please note that some sessions require volunteers to be 16 or over. Age restrictions are always noted in each session's description.
  • Under 18? Please bring a signed copy of this Parent Consent Form with you.

Ready to get started?

Click Volunteer and you'll see a full calendar of available volunteer shifts for sorting and packing food in our warehouses. 

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