There are many small and big ways to help us solve hunger.
Become a volunteer:
Volunteers are the backbone of the N.E.W. Hunger Coalition. Most of our food banks are entirely volunteer run. There are many ways you can serve with us for one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences in our community.
Serve at your local food bank unloading and bagging food or helping people in need connect with the resources they need. To volunteer at a local food bank contact them directly by going to our home page and clicking on the link to each food bank.
Serve at one of the many other Hunger Coalition member organizations dedicated to feeding our low income community members – a senior meals on wheels program (link to rural resources site) or the Youth Center (link to their site)
The N.E.W. Hunger Coalition currently operates with passionate volunteers, AmeriCorps/VISTA volunteers and has no other paid staff. We have many volunteer opportunities including;
- Harvest Against Hunger Gleaning
Join us on one of our campaigns through summer and fall collecting fresh local produce for delivery to our food banks
- Plant-A-Row for your food bank
Grow a little extra or share your extra garden produce by donating to your local food bank.
- Community Gardens
Help plant and tend one of our community gardens linked with a food bank
- Pick up and deliver local produce to our member food pantries
- Fundraising – help at one of our many events doing everything from being on an event planning committee to taking tickets at door of our annual Gala.
- Share your skill set with others – help develop or teach a class on healthy eating – gardening, cooking, shopping and budgeting for healthy food and preserving food.
Commercial farmers and food producers
- Donate your extra produce or professionally processed meat to our local food banks
- Ask about our Farm to Food Pantry program
- Donate produce to one of our Summer School and Nutrition programs, feeding children and families during the summer recess when school lunches are not provided. Join us, local school districts, and the library system to help us fill the learning gap that occurs when school is out. Colville Food Bank – Hunters Food Bank
Businesses and Business Associations
Our food banks and member association buildings and facilities are almost all maintained through volunteer labor or services offered at cost. We could use your help!
- Donate extra produce
- Offer us products (e.g. building materials, plumbing fixtures, commercial refrigeration fixtures)
- Offer us professional services (e.g. plumbing and electrical services, flooring installation, computer and IT support)
- Consider us as a Work Source Giving site where your employees pool their money to help us out
Does your school or class need a fundraising project?
To become a volunteer for the N.E.W. Hunger Coalition or to participate in our Farm to Food Pantry program or arrange for a presentation for work place giving email Linda Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org