Prometheans help bag 5,888lbs of beans!!!
Just a few days ago, five Seattle Prometheans volunteered with the Promethean Outreach and Community Help Program (POrCH) at Northwest Harvest Community Food Bank for their annual holiday volunteer event. Property Manager and Seattle POrCH leader, Sheena Davison, sums up the experience for all of us at Prometheus.“It was so impressive to watch a bunch (and when I say a bunch I would guess about 75-100 volunteers) work as a well oiled machine. A team from REI was in the back room opening large boxes of frozen beans that would then pass through this formation of sorters and conveyor belts and on to a table to be put in “family size” bags. A group of kids from Holy Family Catholic School scooped and bagged the beans and then turned them over to more kids who taped them shut. Once the bags were taped shut two gentlemen took the boxes team Prometheus was putting together and boxed 20lbs of beans per box. This machine worked steadily for 3 hours and in those three hours we were part of boxing 5,888lbs of beans which will help feed 1,300 people in Washington! We learned that Northwest Harvest is a privately run organization that depends 100% on donations and absolutely no money from the government. 60% of all food that is donated is fruits and vegetables. The great part about Northwest Harvest is that they are able to accept large donations of food (and money) which means buying in bulk and we all know that is far more cost effective! We learned that just $0.93 provides a meal for a hungry person.” Isn’t it time you made a difference? You too can follow in the footsteps of our Prometheans in the Pacific Northwest and visit http://www.volunteermatch.com/ to get involved in your local community today!