Do you ever sleep in on Saturday morning and then wish you had done something more productive? Well, We have 9 volunteers from The World is Fun who recently had a super fun Saturday morning giving back to the community in a big way at North Helpline food bank!
North Helpline's vision is to improve food and housing security for the people of greater north Seattle. They do this by promoting, demonstrating, advocating for and collaboratively building an equitable and regional food and human services system. For over 19 years, North Helpline has provided the community with basic human emergency services with a focus on promoting dignity, self-respect and hope.
Our Volunteers helped clients pick out groceries and restocked food. At TWIF, our number one priority is to make sure you’re always having fun, so volunteers were in groups or pairs - so you are sure to make a friend or two! At the most recent North Helpline event, we had many volunteers besides the TWIF team. We met regular volunteers - one volunteer had been volunteering there every Saturday for six years - Talk about dedication!
During the busy four-hour event, we served around 622 people! Wow! No one ever got bored and it was astounding at how fast time flew by. Being surrounded by yummy food for four hours can make you hungry, so volunteers had a break room with snacks to keep their energy high!
If this sounds fun to you, you’re in luck! TWIF will be back at North Helpline on March 19, so check out our events page, sign up and volunteer with us!
- Samantha DeMars-Hanson, TWIF Volunteer Sherpa