Food Bank Volunteer Day

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Brown Paper Tickets staff volunteer at Seattle food bankBrown Paper Tickets offers every employee 40 paid hours annually to volunteer. Today, several of us sorted, stacked and stocked shelves at a local food bank with bread, produce, meats, staples.

Seattle’s Ballard Food Bank empowers people while providing vital nutrients. 1,400 clients are served weekly. Shoppers cruise the aisle with carts and choose their own items. Unlike other food banks, this one offers plenty of organic food, gives people an option to volunteer in exchange for groceries and designed their warehouse like a grocery store. Bonus: Everyone gets fresh flowers.

It was heartening to meet people from all walks of life and an honor for Brown Paper Tickets to pay us to support our neighbors. Paid volunteer time is just one way Brown gives back.