What does Waste Not Food Taxi actually do?
We redistribute food from grocery stores to food banks by having our volunteers drive the donations. We also run local pop up pantries in low income apartment complexes!
What does a volunteer do?
A volunteer will typically drive donations from stores to our partner food banks! Each food run takes from 30 minutes to an hour to complete and you can commit to one run a week or multiple! Volunteers can also give their time and help run our pop up pantries at our various locations, just send us a message on our volunteer page!
What do I need to volunteer?
Volunteers must be 18+ to drive donations and any other age accompanied with an adult to help out with our pop up pantries. A volunteer must have a food handlers card and a personal vehicle to drive donations. We will also reimburse you for a food handlers card!
What is the time commitment?
Food runs can take anywhere from 30minutes to an hour. Weekend volunteers are needed most but all are welcome. We have things happening every day of the week so plenty of options to choose from. Volunteers are never expected to do too much, start with adopting one run a week!
Where are you located?
We do most of our runs in Washington County. Our headquarters is in our founder's home, and the Rock Creek Pantry located next to Rock Creek Church shares their food storage space with us.
What are your hours?
You can reach us by phone at 503-806-5230 Monday through Friday 8am-5pm. We do not run open hours at the Rock Creek Location. In case of an emergency we will respond on the off times. We do not take calls on the weekend and are not able to do house calls to pickup or deliver to you.
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Resources for our Volunteers
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