Along with a room full of eager volunteers, we tackled about 20 huge bins piled high with organic potatoes, separating them into individual bags. Volunteers of all ages pitched in by collecting the filled bags and carrying them to large boxes for transport. It was a mad dash to keep the production cycle flowing quickly: cardboard boxes were built, 600-900 pound loads were weighed, and moved into the warehouse for shipping with pallet trucks. Groups cheered each other on while packaging and engaged with some fun competition to encourage a race to the finish line.
In only two hours, our volunteer crew bagged 29,551 pounds of potatoes! It was wonderful to volunteer at Oregon Food Bank with a room full of other people wanting to do something meaningful for those in need. There’s so much can be accomplished when people come together to do good.
Pounds of potatoes bagged
Meals for families in need
Meals for hungry Oregonians