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Join us! and help us end hunger in our communities

Become a volunteer:

Volunteers are the backbone of the Providence N.E.W. Hunger Coalition.  Most of our food banks are volunteer run. There are many ways you can serve with us for one of the most rewarding volunteer experiences in our community. 

Volunteers opportunities include:

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 clicking on your food bank on our home page to learn how to connect with them.

Serve at one of the many other Hunger Coalition member organizations 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)

Contact the Upper Columbia Volunteer Center (UCVC) a program of Kettle Falls Horizons (kettlefallshorizons.org) They can match you with a volunteer opportunity that matches your skills and specific desire to serve.

The Providence N.E.W. Hunger Coalition currently has no paid staff and is all volunteer run. We have many volunteer opportunities including;

  • Plant-A-Row for your food bank.  Grow a little extra or share your extra garden produce by donating to your local food bank (link to where Plant-A-Row) flyer is
  • Help plant and tend one of our community gardens linked with a food bank (link to Kettle Falls Food Bank)
  • Fundraising – help at one of our many events everything from being on an event planning committee to taking tickets at door.
  • Join us on one of our Harvest Against Hunger Gleaning campaigns in the fall collecting fresh local produce for delivery to our food banks
  • Mentor a low income person or a family to lift themselves out of poverty by learning how to grow their own food, shop and budget for their food, cook and preserve healthy food for their families
  • 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 animal products to our local food banks
  • Join us in one of our Harvest Against Hunger “Farmers Round Table” dialogues on how we can work together to meet your needs for a sustainable business while feeding hungry people in our communities
  • Help out one of our Summer School and Nutrition programs feeding people when children and families during the summer recess when school lunches are not provided. Join us and school districts and the library system and 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 repaired through volunteer labor or services offered at cost. We could use your help!

  • Donate extra produce or offer us products (e.g. building materials, plumbing and electrical services)
  • Consider us as a work source giving site where your employees pool their money to help us out 

Schools

  • Does your school or class need a fundraising project.  In the past many of our food banks have participated in

To become a volunteer for the Providence N.E.W. Hunger Coalition or to participate in our “Growers Round Tables or arrange for a presentation for work place giving contact Gael Treesiwin gtreesiwin@newhungercoaltion.org

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