Cascade Bicycle Club staffers have been organizing to help make deliveries for the U District Food Bank, helping to distribute food to community members.
“There are individuals who are immunocompromised or just can’t get out to food bank,” said Cascade Volunteer Coordinator Maimoona Rahim. “We started a couple weeks ago with just staff and board members. The need for volunteers grew beyond what they could handle.”
So they are looking to expand the effort with more volunteer power and with more ideas of community needs they can help meet.
That’s where you come in. First, you can sign up to help using their online form. Some people have made deliveries with a large backpack, but a way to carry food on your bike (such as a set of panniers) makes it much easier. If you have a cargo bike, you may be able to help with larger family deliveries.
They are also looking for other community needs they can serve.
“If [readers] can think of an organization that can benefit from bike deliveries, we’d like to know,” said Rahim.