We typically organize a few events each quarter in the RTP area for our members to volunteer. These events range from fundraising to delivering fresh food, to working at local food banks and soup kitchens. Events that are not full will be closed 7 days before they take place.

Upcoming Events

You must sign up for membership before registering for events.

Upon signing up for membership, please also complete the volunteer consent release form.

On April 6th, The Food Lounge’s RTP branch will volunteer at the organization Dorcas Ministries, doing activities including but not limited to organizing and distributing foods at the food pantry, managing canned, fresh, and frozen goods, and working at the thrift shop.

On April 17th, volunteers of the RTP branch of The Food Lounge will assist in the annual Spring Daze organized by the Town of Cary. To help things run smoothly, they will be booth-sitters, help on-site visitors and customers, as well as helping vendors with other miscellaneous tasks.

Past Events

On April 10th, The Food Lounge’s RTP branch volunteers completed community services at Sears Farm Road Park. We spent hours in the afternoon cleaning up the park’s litter and collected many trash bags.

On April 6th, The Food Lounge’s RTP branch volunteered at the Dorcas Ministries organization, sorting out toys and other goods donated by various individuals and packaging them to distribute to others.

On March 30th, RTP members of The Food Lounge participated in a tree planting project hosted by Trees of the Triangle, spending the morning caring for and planting tree saplings of species native to the RTP Triangle area. We donated four hours of our time to help restore Cary to its natural beauty and to help heal the Earth.

On March 17th, The Food Lounge members in the RTP area volunteered at the Tobacco Road Marathon and Half Marathon. They spent the entire day managing refreshments and the bag drop tents, cleaning up the race site, handing out medals, and many more tasks.

On March 11th, The Food Lounge’s RTP branch volunteers completed community services at Sears Farm Road Park. We spent hours in the afternoon cleaning up the park’s litter and collected many trash bags.

On February 24th, The Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed sandwich bags, pretzel bags, and brown bags. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

On February 24th, The Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed sandwich bags, pretzel bags, and brown bags. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

On February 19th, The Food Lounge’s RTP branch volunteers completed community services at Sears Farm Road Park. We spent hours in the afternoon cleaning up the park’s litter and collected many trash bags.

On February 10th, members of The Food Lounge set up craft and game booths and photo stands, assisted with award distribution, and helped with various other tasks that shared the festivities and joy of the Lunar New Year!

On February 3rd, The Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed sandwich bags, pretzel bags, and brown bags. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

On January 24th, The Food Lounge RTP volunteers participated in the Warehouse Project. They joined other volunteers and sorted out, organized, and bagged a plethora of foods collected from corporate and individual donations at The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

On January 15th, The Food Lounge’s RTP branch volunteers completed community services at Sears Farm Road Park. We spent hours in the afternoon cleaning up the park’s litter and collected many trash bags.

On January 13th, The Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed sandwich bags, pretzel bags, and brown bags. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

On December 16, 2023, Food Lounge members of the RTP branch volunteered and put on a concert featuring around 20 young musicians of various instruments for the elderly at Chapel Hill. We were met with very positive responses and spent their afternoon sharing the holiday spirit!

On December 9th, many volunteers who play various musical instruments such as piano, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, and trumpet gathered together for a rehearsal in preparation for an upcoming concert at a senior nursing home. In the event, we rehearsed many duets, trios, and solo excerpts from famous musical works.

November 25, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On November 25th, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed sandwich bags, pretzel bags, and brown bags. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

November 22, 2023 (Wednesday) — Music Group Concert

On November 22nd, members of the Food Lounge RTP Branch’s Music Group got together to perform many pieces of music for a concert at a senior nursing home in Apex. The concert featured over 20 young musicians playing various instruments and had a very positive outcome.

November 18, 2023 (Saturday) — Music Group Dress Rehearsal

On November 18th, many volunteers who play various musical instruments such as piano, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and French horn gathered together for a dress rehearsal and ran through the program in preparation for the upcoming concert on the 22nd. We rehearsed different selections of various pieces for 3 hours total.

November 10, 2023 (Friday) — Sears Farm Road Park Cleanup

On November 10th, The Food Lounge’s RTP branch volunteers completed community services at Sears Farm Road Park. We spent three hours in the afternoon cleaning up the park’s litter and collected many trash bags.

November 1, 2023 (Wednesday) — Music Group Practice

On November 1st, many volunteers who play various musical instruments such as piano, violin, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and French horn gathered for a rehearsal in preparation for a concert at a senior nursing home. In the event, we rehearsed many duets, trios, and a section of a solo for 4 hours in total.

October 9, 2023 (Monday) — Sears Farm Road Park Cleanup

On October 9th, The Food Lounge’s RTP branch volunteers completed community services at Sears Farm Road Park. We spent three hours in the afternoon cleaning up the park’s litter and collected 8 trash bags in total.

September 30, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On September 30th, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed sandwich bags, pretzel bags, and brown bags. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

September 25, 2023 (Monday) — Dragon Boat Festival Donation

On September 25th, 2023, the listed volunteers arrived at WCPSS CNS and handed over two checks of total $921.40 from the proceedings of a recent fundraising event that the Food Lounge NC RTP performed as a food vendor at the 8th Dragon Boat Festival. The two checks are paid to Enloe High School CNS and Carnage Middle School CNS, respectively.

September 16, 2023 (Saturday) — Dragon Boat Festival Fundraising

On September 16th, 2023, volunteers of the Food Lounge RTP branch completed a fundraising event as a food vendor in the 8th Dragon Boat Festival venue and sold food and drink to donate net proceedings to North Carolina Wake County Public School meal programs in support students in need in food. The volunteers performed tasks such as booth management, promotion/advertising, customer service, packing and selling food, delivery, and taking orders.

September 15, 2023 (Friday) — Dragon Boat Festival Preparation

On September 15th, 2023, volunteers of the Food Lounge RTP branch completed food preparation for a fundraising event as a food vendor in the 8th Dragon Boat Festival venue to donate net proceedings to North Carolina Wake County Public School meal programs in support of students in need of food. The volunteers performed tasks such as preparing meat, cooking rice, boiling eggs, and mixing noodles.

September 2, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On September 2nd, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed sandwich bags, pretzel bags, and brown bags. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

August 27, 2023 (Sunday) — 47th Annual Lazy Daze Festival

On August 27th, 29 members of the RTP Food Lounge volunteered for the annual Lazy Daze arts festival in Cary. Our members helped artists manage 26 of their booths in total as well as helped many on-site visitors. We are so proud of our members for serving the community by assisting artists in this festival!

August 26, 2023 (Saturday) — 47th Annual Lazy Daze Festival

On August 26th, 29 members of the RTP Food Lounge volunteered for the annual Lazy Daze arts festival in Cary. Our members helped artists manage 26 of their booths in total as well as helped many on-site visitors. We are so proud of our members for serving the community by assisting artists in this festival!

August 26, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On August 26th, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed 120 sandwich bags and 80 brown bags. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

August 24, 2023 (Thursday) — White Oak Foundation Food Pantry

Our morning was spent unpacking and organizing a diverse range of food items, storing and sorting the refrigerators, and carefully assembling grocery boxes for the community members in need. We greatly appreciate all the volunteers who participated in this Food Lounge event and thank the members of the White Oak Foundation for their patience and helpfulness.

August 19, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On August 19th, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed 240 sandwich bags, 150 snack bags, and 100 lunch bags there. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

August 17, 2023 (Thursday) — White Oak Foundation Food Pantry

Our morning was spent unpacking and organizing a diverse range of food items, storing and sorting the refrigerators, and carefully assembling grocery boxes for the community members in need. We greatly appreciate all the volunteers who participated in this Food Lounge event and thank the members of the White Oak Foundation for their patience and helpfulness.

August 12, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On August 12th, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed 240 sandwich bags, 100 snack bags, and 840 pretzel bags there. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

August 10, 2023 (Thursday) — White Oak Foundation Food Pantry

Our morning was spent unpacking and organizing a diverse range of food items, storing and sorting the refrigerators, and carefully assembling grocery boxes for the community members in need. We greatly appreciate all the volunteers who participated in this Food Lounge event and thank the members of the White Oak Foundation for their patience and helpfulness.

August 5, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On August 5th, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed sandwich bags, snack bags, and pretzel bags there. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

July 29, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On July 29th, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed 360 sandwich bags, 200 snack bags, and 100 pretzel bags there. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

July 27, 2023 (Thursday) — White Oak Foundation Food Pantry

Our morning was spent unpacking and organizing a diverse range of food items, storing and sorting the refrigerators, and carefully assembling grocery boxes for the community members in need. We greatly appreciate all the volunteers who participated in this Food Lounge event and thank the members of the White Oak Foundation for their patience and helpfulness.

July 22, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On July 22nd, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed 460 sandwich bags, 300 snack bags, and 860 pretzel bags there. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.

July 20, 2023 (Thursday) — White Oak Foundation Food Pantry

Our morning was spent unpacking and organizing a diverse range of food items, storing and sorting the refrigerators, and carefully assembling grocery boxes for the community members in need. We greatly appreciate all the volunteers who participated in this Food Lounge event and thank the members of the White Oak Foundation for their patience and helpfulness.

July 15, 2023 (Saturday) — Apex Brown Bag Ministry

On July 15th, the Food Lounge – RTP Branch volunteered at Apex Brown Bag Ministry. We packed 300 brown bags containing cookies, chips, and crackers there. These sandwiches and brown bags will be distributed to the locals in need and are one of the ways that the RTP Branch helps out the community.