4 years ago
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What should I catergorize my EC?

So as part of my youth group with a religious organization along with the clergy organize a massive annual food drive and is the largest in the city (around 500k in the city) while I am not a leader I am not a volunteer if I am making sense. The drive usually sends 6-7 full pallets of sorted food (think of the size of the watermelon display containers at the grocery store).

The drive does not track the weight or monetary value of the food drive so I am at a loss on how to catergorize my EC on collegevine as I am trying to compile my school list and I want to have as realistic estimate as possible for my safety target and reach schools.

Thank you!


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4 years ago[edited]

Since it's a food drive, it should probably be considered Community Service. The question is then what sort of role you had in organizing the food drive - did you help coordinate logistics, like where the food was going, the venue, how the event worked? Or did you show up to help at the event? Based on your level of leadership in the event, it could be Tier J, I, or F. The bigger the leadership role you had in the event, the higher the Tier it should be.

It's difficult to find the exact weight of a pallet of food, as it really depends on the contents of the pallet. It could be anywhere from 1,000-3,000 pounds. You could probably estimate that it's around 4-5 tons of food.

Hope this helps, and let me know if you need clarification!

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