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Teamster Volunteers Sort 16,000 Lbs of Apples for Emergency Food Network

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On the first sunny Saturday in June, Teamsters 117 Women’s Caucus members were giving back!  Thirteen members and their families showed up to support the Emergency Food Network, an organization that assists individuals and families in need in Pierce County. 

Our Teamsters 117 volunteer crew at the Emergency Food Network warehouse in Lakewood sorted 16,000 lbs of apples for the organization’s Repack Project, which helps prepare bulk food for distribution to food banks in Pierce County.  

When asked about her involvement, Teamster Freda Cogger, said: “A majority of Teamsters Local 117 members are male and I believe it is important that the Teamster community sees that women can be united and strong...we're no ‘shrinking violets.’”

This is the second volunteer event sponsored by the Women’s Caucus.  Last month, members spent the afternoon at the Emergency Food Network’s Mother Earth Farm to assist their farm-to-table program.

If you are interested in getting involved, our next Women’s Caucus meeting is on June 18 at 5:30pm, right before the quarterly membership meeting. Come on out!

For more information, please contact Communications Intern Andrea Canini at andrea.canini@teamsters117.org


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