Sep 19, 2010

It's a New World Record!

LUCOF Volunteers Pitch in to Help NW Harvest Set World Record
Posted by: Ann

According to the news accounts, it was down to the wire.

NW Harvest and Pierce County's Emergency Food Network joined forces with hundreds of community donors and volunteers to try to set a world record for food collection in a 24 hour period.  The previous record of 508,147 lbs was broken at 3:50 pm on Saturday, with just 10 minutes to go!  At the end of the 24 hour period 515,067 lbs of food was donated and the world record was brought to our back yard.

Among those community volunteers were 30 people from Lake Union Crew.  Our intrepid crew traveled to Tacoma for the 1-4pm shift yesterday afternoon to help with the final push.  Most of us stood on street corners and at grocery stores collecting last minute donations, while others helped unload donations as they arrived at the Stadium Bowl.

It was a great afternoon, and it sure felt great to help such a worthy cause.  Plus, how often does one get to be part of a Guinness World Record?! Check out some photos of the fun.

Many thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help. Did you also know that LUC raised the most funds for this weekend's Row for the Cure regatta? Teamwork truly is everything, and our members and supporters have demonstrated that in spades on this weekend.

We'll return to the Kent distribution center again in the next couple of months - stay tuned for details.