Tukwila Pantry needs volunteers to help feed the hungry

Kathy Finau, the new Tukwila Pantry director, says she needs about 10 regular volunteers to do a variety of tasks at Tukwila Pantry, which distributes food from the lower level of the Riverton Park United Methodist Church, 3118 S. 140th St., Tukwila.

Kathy Finau is the director of the Tukwila Pantry

The Tukwila Pantry, which provides food for about a quarter of Tukwila’s citizens, is in need of volunteers to carry on its work.

Kathy Finau, the new Tukwila Pantry director, says she needs about 10 regular volunteers to do a variety of tasks at Tukwila Pantry, which distributes food from the lower level of the Riverton Park United Methodist Church, 3118 S. 140th St., Tukwila.

The food is distributed 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays. Volunteers greet and direct people through the steps and help with the distribution. It’s helpful if volunteers can lift 30 pounds, which is what the crates of food can weigh.

It would be helpful, too, if volunteers could arrive a few hours early to help with setup, she said.

Volunteers with computer skills and to help with website maintenance and data entry are needed.

She’s also looking for businesses that have groups who want to volunteer. She could set up special projects for them.

Finau replaced longtime director Joe Tice.

She is changing the operations at the Tukwila Pantry, and sometimes the former volunteers are uncomfortable with the changes, she said.

Anyone interested in volunteering at Tukwila Pantry can contact Finau at 206-431-8293 or by email at director@tukwilapantry.org.

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