Whitworth in need of volunteers for Million Meals event | Community Spirit
From Whitworth University:
Whitworth University students are partnering with local nonprofit Generation Alive in a major meal-packaging event Saturday, May 3, at the Fieldhouse on the campus of Whitworth.
Volunteers will be packaging meals in 60 production lines in the Fieldhouse. The meals will go to food insecure locations in the Spokane area, Pacific Northwest and Nicaragua. There are 90,000 food insecure people in Spokane County.
The project is student-led by the Associated Students of Whitworth University and was inspired by a conversation between Whitworth President Beck Taylor and San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt, founder of Generation Alive.
Project leaders from Whitworth and Generation Alive are currently in search of volunteers to help package at least 540,000 meals. Each production line consists of 10 to 12 volunteers. Those interested in the event can learn more about how to volunteer and support the project financially at the Whitworth Million Meals website by going to www.whitworth.edu/millionmeals.
The project requires 600 volunteers at each packaging session. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for one of three volunteer sessions. Session times begin at 9 a.m., noon, and 3 p.m. Training for packaging food in production lines will be provided upon arrival.