Food Rescue & Grocery Delivery | Byrd Barr Place food bank
This month's food bank volunteer needs
Important event details:
Meet us on Thursdays at 9:00 AM.
Meet Right inside entrance to the parking garage that is immediately behind the new Byrd Barr Place location.
The Address of of the food bank is 420 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)
There is a door that connects the parking garage to the back of the new Byrd Barr Place building (seeto photos) and Brian at Byrd Barr Place is working to secure the parking space that is closest to this door for official food bank use. Until then there is an open buffer space that we can also use that is to the right side of the ramp leading up to the first parking garage level.
After everyone arrives we will split the deliveries and the volunteer riders into groups of 2 or 3. We will then be given our delivery routes, load up our bikes and ride out to run our deliveries! Brian and Lily will have a cart for us to use which will make bringing grocery boxes out to the garage a whole lot easier. Finally and most importantly, remember to have fun!
Making the deliveries:
Delivering to apartment buildings: Once you arrive at the apartment building call the phone number provided on the route email telling them that you are from the Byrd Barr Place and you are delivering their groceries for the week. Ask them if they can come down to collect their groceries or whether they would like to buzz you into the building to put their groceries in front of their door. If you arrive at the apartment building and someone lets you in, go ahead and put the bags in front of the recipient's door, knock, and call out “grocery delivery”.
If you are unable to reach the person who you are delivering to and you are unable to get into the apartment building please place the bags as close as you can to the main apartment building entrance. Everyone who we are delivering groceries to was contacted by the food bank telling them to expect their groceries in the late morning on Thursday.
Please take healthy precautions by wearing a mask, putting on full finger gloves when handling the boxes and packaged food and use hand sanitizer before and after every drop-off.
We will be delivering groceries to 3-4 apartment buildings and the deliveries should take an hour and a half to 45 minutes to make!
If you would like to use a trailer please check-in Joseph or Nancy. They will help you hook a bike trailer up to your bike and answer any questions you have about riding with a trailer. At the end of your ride please drop the trailers back off where you found them inside the building. If you arrive back at the food bank after 2pm you may have to drop the bike trailers off through the front entrance.
Coffee and Pastries:
All of the volunteers are welcome to join the ride leaders after the food rescue and grocery delivery at Good Weather Bicycle & Cafe at Noon for some greatly deserved refreshments.
The Address of of Good Weather Bicycle & Cafe is 1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)