Produce Rescue | Alleycat Acres

This month's Beacon Food Forest volunteer needs

Important event details:

When:

Meet us on Tuesday mornings at 10am.

Where:

Meet at the Alleycat Acres urban farm in the Central District

Meet in the driveway at 2521 E Marion St, Seattle, WA 98122 Just look for the chicken coop!

The Address of of the 26th + Marion Alleycat Acres is 5078 25th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106 (map)

Time commitment:

It generally takes around 30 minutes to pack up the produce that is being donated and bike it over to the Byrd Barr Place food bank.

What to bring:

  • Mask (if you plan on entering the food bank)
  • Full finger gloves (to make it easier to repack any produce)
  • Bike bags, a bike trailer, or a cargo bike (The produce that Alleycat Acres will be pre-packed into banana boxes)

How:

Once you arrive Steve, who is the Garden Lead at the urban farm will show to where he has the produce ready to go for you. Contact info for Steve will be emailed to you. If you don't see Steve around that probably means that he is out at one of the other Common Acre urban farms directing volunteers. He will leave the produce that the urban farm is donating to the food bank in front of his garage door.

Once you have the produce loaded onto your bike you'll pedal on over to the Byrd Barr Place food bank!

After that she’ll show you the produce that they would like to donate to the food bank and help you load up your bikes. Jennifer will have the produce already bagged for you.

Where you will be donating the produce to:

You will be donating the rescued produce to the Byrd Barr Place food bank so that they can then distribute the produce out to families in the Central District who are experiencing food insecurity.



The Address of of the Byrd Barr Place food bank is 420 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122 (map)



When you arrive at the food bank please have a food bank staff member weigh the produce that you are dropping off and email me final weight of the produce that we are rescuing for the food bank. This helps us keep track of all of the wonderful community support work our volunteers are doing. It also help if you send a photo of the rescued produce packed onto your bike, too!

Safety:

Please take healthy precautions by wearing a mask, putting on full finger gloves when handling the grocery bags and use hand sanitizer between every delivery drop off.

Please take healthy precautions by wearing a mask when you are at the Alleycat Acres urban farm and at the food bank (feel free to take the mask off when riding!) and put on full finger gloves when handling any produce. If you plan on repack any of the produce into your own bike bags please take a moment and wipe down and sanitize the inside of your bags.

Learn more about the Alleycat Acres urban farm:

Read more about the Alleycat Acres urban farm history, mission, and how you can help out in other ways at their website here!

Contact info for if you have any questions:

If you run into any problems or have any questions that are urgent please don't hesitate to call me at 206-915-2381, otherwise please email me at maxwellb@cascadebicycleclub.org or respond to this email.