This Saturday, August 4 marks WonGeneration's 3rd Annual Canned Food Drive in Enumclaw to replenish both the Food Bank and the Food Bank.
All day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. volunteers will be stationed outside of , and to collect your food donations.
But the effort is two-fold, said organizer Sheri Bundy. Volunteers are also needed to go door-to-door in the community to collect donations.
It's a baby steps way for those interested to give their time back to the community, she said. This doesn't require pre-planning and is easy, particularly as many people are happy to give to the effort -- especially those who have benefitted from the local food banks in the past, Bundy said.
WonGeneration is looking to put together groups of five or more for two-hour shifts. No one will complain if you'd like to work more.
To futher motivate the volunteers in their groups, organizers are making a friendly contest out of the effort and throwing in prizes including gift cards to Starbucks as well as meals out to area restaurants.
If you're interested in helping or have a group, simply arrive outside Grocery Outlet at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday to receive your assignments.
For more information, contact Sheri Bundy at 206-579-1716.
And for those interested in giving, the POM July newsletter indicated they were looking for protein: peanut butter and canned meat! Given that it's the summer season, donations of fresh produce would probably also be appreciated.