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Feeding America San Diego

Agency Description
Solving Hunger While Ending Food Waste Feeding San Diego is on a mission to solve hunger while ending food waste. Established in 2007, Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger-relief organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America member in the region. More than 40% of food in our community goes to waste every day ? more than enough to end hunger. Feeding San Diego connects and distributes food to neighbors in need from more than 500 food donors, including grocery stores, restaurants, and retailers like Starbucks. We also source food from more than 225 farms and packing sheds throughout California. The majority of this food would otherwise end up in the landfill. Feeding San Diego distributes healthy, nutritious meals to more than 63,000 children, individuals, seniors, and military members through two distinct methods: 100 direct service sites and 150 non-profit partnerships. Thanks to our non-profit partners, half of our food never comes to our distribution center, reducing pollution and expense. In addition to rescuing and distributing wholesome, high-quality food, Feeding San Diego ensures people can access additional food resources. We help hundreds of people enroll in CalFresh (food stamps) to receive benefits each year. Qué es CalFresh?
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Opportunity:Feeding San Diego | Exact Sciences

Date:07/22/2024 02:00 PM - 07/22/2024 04:00 PM

Agency:Feeding America San Diego


Please follow instructions below to volunteer for this event:
Easy Steps to Sign Up Online:
1.    Visit the Feeding San Diego Website
2.    Click the Orange Sign up button on the right-hand side.
3.    Continue to fill out all requested information, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to click the orange Sign up button.
a.    Please note: if you are signing up a minor, the email provided for the parent/guardian will receive an email to authorize approval and prompt completion of registration for your child.
b.    Continue to fill out all requested information, and scroll down to the bottom of the page to click the orange Sign up button.
c.    A waiver will be generated for the parent or guardian to complete and accept.
4.    You will automatically be registered with the group and added to the volunteer opportunity.


Before You Arrive, Don’t Forget!
•    All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
•    Volunteers must be six and older to volunteer.
•    We require 1 adult volunteer per 5 volunteers ages 6-13 years.
•    We require 1 adult volunteer per 10 volunteers ages 14-16 years.
•    Our distribution center is in Sorrento Valley at: 9477 Waples Street, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92121


When You Arrive:
•    Please arrive 5 minutes early, the shift begins promptly at 2:00pm.
•    Bring a food donation! Did you know we accept non-perishable items such as dry or canned goods, at our distribution center? Please let us know if you’d like a list of our most needed items.
•    Document your shift! We love when our volunteers tag us on social media @feedingsandiego. If you’re using Instagram, we have custom gifs available in Stories if you search Feeding San Diego!
•    Make a monetary impact! Consider become a monthly donor (aka a Feed 365 member) or giving during a campaign that stands out to you. You can find a full list of all our campaigns here.


Opportunity:Food Sorting at Feeding San Diego - SDHVN

Date: -

Agency:Feeding America San Diego


Feeding San Diego provides more than 35 million meals to local families facing hunger. We distribute meals in partnership with over 370 local charities, schools, faith communities, meals sites, and food pantries. Food Sorting at the Distribution Center Volunteers are critical to the mission of Feeding San Diego. We rely on support from individuals, corporations, and the community to fund our critical programs for children, families, and seniors in need. Whether you give funds, give food, give time or give voice — you can make an immediate impact on hunger in San Diego County. Your family can help by sorting food at our Distribution Center.


Date/Time(s): There are a variety of shift times Monday through Saturday. Please note that due to the high level of interest and a limited number of spaces available, volunteer shifts may require a 1 to 2-month notice.


Location: 9477 Waples St., Ste. 100, San Diego.


Ages: Families with children ages 6 and older are welcome to volunteer. All volunteers under 15 years require supervision by a parent or guardian at all times while volunteering.


Time Commitment: Two-hour shifts.


How to sign-up:


1. Visit volunteer.feedingsandiego.org


2. If you have an account, click “Sign In.” If not, please click the “Create Account” button to create a profile on Golden.


3. If you selected “Sign In” you should be able to log in with your credentials and be directed to the main page where you will be able to choose a volunteer shift.


If you selected “Create Account,” complete the registration with your information, waiver and GMP waiver.


4. Once logged in you will be directed to a page with volunteer opportunities where you can click any open volunteer shift.


You will receive a confirmation email and reminder email for each volunteer shift you sign up for.


Contact: Volunteer Department, volunteersd@feedingsandiego.org or 858.452.3663 x100.


Please complete the online Group Volunteer Date Request Form to schedule a date for your family to volunteer.


 United We Can 

What We Do...

United Way of San Diego CountyOur success is measured by the lives we transform: the children who succeed, the families that thrive, the partners that align with us, leveraging resources and expertise to transform the lives of children, young adults, and families in our community and move them forward into a brighter future.

These stories are our commitment to the San Diego County and the challenges we face together: an intern watches a second-grader transform from missing school to setting an attendance record. A volunteer tax-preparer sees a struggling family transform from fearing tax day to looking forward to their EITC refund. A high school student transforms from a teenager with no aspirations into a young person with a future pipelined to a prospering local tech industry.

Change starts small, but UWSD’s goals are big and hopeful: from transforming hundreds of lives to hundreds of thousands of lives in our region.


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