Magnuson Park Community Food Pantry seeks volunteers to help provide food for Sand Point community.
About the Food Pantry
The Magnuson Park Community Food Pantry is a popup food bank supported by four community organizations: Solid Ground, the University District Food Bank, the YMCA, and Mercy Housing. It serves Mercy Housing and Solid Ground’s Sand Point Housing campus residents in the Sand Point neighborhood.
Food Pantry Volunteers
There are a wide variety of volunteer roles at the food bank. Volunteers can assist with unloading food deliveries, distributing food, keeping stations well stocked, welcoming patrons, providing information and direction, and assisting staff with the breakdown and cleanup of the food bank at the end of the afternoon.
The food pantry is open every Wednesday from 11am-2pm, with volunteer shifts from 9:30am-12pm and 11:30am-2pm (or volunteers can do both shifts). Both one-time and ongoing regular volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and groups.
New volunteers will be trained onsite at the food pantry day of. Face masks are required for both training and volunteering! Please use this self-screening tool before every in-person training or volunteer session to keep yourself and others safe:
- Must be 18 years or older, or 14+ with an adult chaperone
- Ability to work with staff, volunteers, and participants with a variety of racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, lifestyles, and sexual orientations.
- Generally, this role involves sitting, standing, and lifting bags of food. Solid Ground does and will make accommodations to people of differing abilities.
BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color), and people with the lived experience of food insecurity are strongly encouraged to volunteer.
Solid Ground believes poverty is solvable. Volunteers play a critical role in helping us meet basic needs, nurture success, and spread change – so everyone in our community can achieve their full potential.