The CUUF community is engaged with other churches and organizations in several ongoing projects:
Packing Friendship is a partnership between local churches and schools that provides food for children who are at risk of going hungry. The students served by the program typically rely on the school’s free and reduced lunch program to provide breakfast and lunch during the school week. Packing Friendship seeks to bridge the gap between the food provided by the school and student needs on weekends and during vacations. The team consists of three-five CUUF volunteers that rotate on an annual basis. Click Here to view Charter.
St Luke’s Episcopal Church Community Meal provides a free lunch at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on the last Saturday of each month. The CUUF Team consists of a lead/co-lead who coordinates with St. Luke’s Episcopal Church members to obtain access to their kitchen and requests donations from a list of 10-14 CUUF members who provide the food needed to make the monthly meal. We provide this service once a month while St. Luke’s and the First United Methodist Church provide it for remaining Saturdays. Click Here to view Charter.
Little Free Pantry offers a variety of shelf-stable food, household cleaning products, and personal care items via an outdoor cabinet on our campus that can be accessed by those in need 24/7. Part of a larger local network of churches, the Little Free Pantry program seeks to fill gaps people are experiencing and to complement the food bank system. Based on the philosophy of “take what you need, donate what you can” the team consists of at least seven CUUF members with two-three alternates. Click Here to view charter.
Highway 28 Cleanup Team walks and picks up trash from both sides of a 2-mile stretch of Highway 28 twice a year. The team consists of at least 9 CUUF members or friends. Staff support is provided to the team by the Washington Department of Transportation. While there are some regular participants, the activity is open to any volunteers who want to help and are physically capable of walking on level to steep terrain for two-three hours. Click Here to view charter.