I, on behalf of myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin, do hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Houston Food Bank, its employees, volunteers or agents (the "Released Parties") from any and all claims or causes of action that may arise out of the performance of my assigned duties as a volunteer. I waive any right of action I have against the Released Parties in consideration of my participation as a volunteer for the Houston Food Bank.

IT IS MY EXPRESS INTENTION AND THE EXPRESS INTENTION OF THE RELEASED PARTIES THAT THE RELEASE PROVIDED FOR IN THIS AGREEMENT RELEASE THE RELEASED PARTIES FROM THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, INCLUDING ACTS OF NEGLIGENCE OR ALLEGED NEGLIGENCE, AND INCLUDING WHERE SAME ARE THE CONTRIBUTING CAUSE OFTHE CLAIM.

I understand that volunteering at the Houston Food Bank may involve working in warehouse conditions and can sometimes include, but is not limited to, lifting, working around heavy moving equipment, and handling food products including products containing peanuts and tree nuts. I am expected to follow safety rules and all other rules related to the warehouse. I hereby accept and assume full responsibility for any injury I might suffer while volunteering at Houston Food Bank.

I will dress appropriately: wearing sneakers or work boots, long shorts or pants, and a t-shirt or sweatshirt. I will not wear open-toed shoes, because I understand that volunteers wearing open-toed shoes are not allowed in the warehouse and will be asked to leave.

I know that all volunteers must be at least 6 years of age, and if I am under the age of 16, I have to have an adult volunteer with me. I also know that there has to be at least one adult over the age of 18 for every four youth between the ages of 6 and 8, and 1 adult for every 10 youth between the ages of 8 and 15.

If I am a minor and there is an injury during my volunteer shift, my parent/guardian authorizes Houston Food Bank staff to seek treatment and to take other action should a medical emergency arise. I and my parent/guardian waive and release my right for damages.

I understand that the food bank accepts no liability for minor volunteers who leave the food bank property without parental or guardian consent.

The Houston Food Bank also has permission to use my voice, name, likeness, photograph, or videotaped image in publicity about the Houston Food Bank and its activities.

I acknowledge that this waiver and release is being signed by me voluntarily, without coercion, duress, or undue influence and with full knowledge of its terms and effects. I have read the above waiver and release of liability and fully understand its contents.