In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., last Monday was a day of service and we sent three teams of volunteers out to the Rainier Valley Food Bank, Multifaith Works and MEOW Cat Rescue.
Rainier Valley Food Bank is going through some very exciting transitions and we were able to meet them for the first time at this project. We hope it will be the beginning of a great partnership! We had volunteers scrubbing, mopping, stocking shelves, cleaning doors, painting doors, reorganizing the entire warehouse, arranging the shelves to be more useable, painting donation barrels, spraying food crates, and going through food to keep or compost. We made it a brighter, warmer place for people to feel like they are entering a respectable and welcoming facility to get food for their families.
Kelly, a very dedicated Seattle Works volunteer was at this project and as we were reorganizing the warehouse, moving boxes of food together all of a sudden, Kelly came across a Northwest Harvest box that said “Beans 25.” She said “Oh my gosh, I packaged this box at Northwest Harvest…I remember when they asked us to write ‘Beans 25’ on the side of the box.” She was able to see her work at another site come full-circle and help out at a place that needed the food.
Cue the goosebumps.