Feeding America San Diego relies on the support of over 13,000 volunteers annually to help make it possible to distribute over 22 million pounds of food each year. Thank you for your interest in volunteering and making it possible for us to continue to fight hunger in San Diego. 

Reminders

 

All volunteers in your family must be signed up for each shift online to participate. We do not allow walk-ins to ensure that we have plenty of work for all registered volunteers. If a shift says 'full' or 'reserved' it means that we already have plenty of helping hands and encourage you to select a shift that has enough spaces available for your entire family. Thank you!

•Closed-toe shoes are required. Tennis shoes or running shoes work great!

 •The Distribution Center is neither cooled nor heated – we urge you to dress accordingly.

•Wear proper work clothes that you do not mind getting dirty.

•Leave valuables in your vehicle or at home.

•Please no horseplay in the warehouse.

 

Youth Volunteer Reminders

• All volunteers must be 6 years or older.

•Volunteers under 18 years need a paper waiver with a parent or guardian signature on their first volunteer shift.

•Volunteers under 16 years must have a parent or guardian sign up and attend with them.

•Each volunteer must be registered online. Parents can register their children just like they did themselves, using the same email address but a different user name.

 

Volunteer Group Reminders

If you would like information on volunteer opportunities for 10 or more volunteers, please visit here. 

If you are volunteering with an existing group, be sure to sign in with your unique join code provided ot your group. After you do your shift will change from 'reserved' or 'full' to the number of remaining available spaces.


Court Ordered Volunteer Reminders

All Court Ordered Volunteers must be cleared by the Volunteer Department prior to first volunteer shift. Contact the Volunteer Department at volunteersd@feedingamericasd.org with your request to volunteer as a Court Ordered Volunteer prior to your first scheduled volunteer shift. Hours will not be eligible for service letter prior to being approved by the Volunteer Department.

 

Beyond Food Sorting Shifts

Visit here to learn more about volunteer opportunities beyond the food sorting shifts, that provide support throughout our organization. These leadership and skills based volunteer roles range from helping in the warehouse, in the offices, and in the community.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Feedback?

Please contact the Volunteer Department by phone 858.768.7422 or email volunteersd@feedingamericasd.org

You can also visit www.feedingamericasd.org to learn more about making a difference in San Diego.

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Upcoming Events
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Reserved
Distribution Center
Tuesday, August 30, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 31, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags

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Distribution Center
Wednesday, August 31, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Bread Gleaning, BackPack Bags

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, September 1, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning

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Distribution Center
Thursday, September 1, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags, Bread Gleaning

Friday, September 2, 2016
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Distribution Center
Friday, September 2, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning, Label, Reclamation

Saturday, September 3, 2016
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Distribution Center
Saturday, September 3, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label

Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 6, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Food Rescue, BackPack Bag Decorating

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Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 6, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

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Tuesday, September 6, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
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Wednesday, September 7, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags

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Distribution Center
Wednesday, September 7, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Bread Gleaning, BackPack Bags

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, September 8, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning

(31 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, September 8, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags, Bread Gleaning

Friday, September 9, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Friday, September 9, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning, Label, Reclamation

Saturday, September 10, 2016
Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 10, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label

Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 10, 1 pm - 3 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 13, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Food Rescue, BackPack Bag Decorating

Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 13, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Wednesday, September 14, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags

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Distribution Center
Wednesday, September 14, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Bread Gleaning, BackPack Bags

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, September 15, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning

(46 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, September 15, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags, Bread Gleaning

Friday, September 16, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Friday, September 16, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning, Label, Reclamation

Saturday, September 17, 2016
(4 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 17, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We encourage volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(9 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 17, 9:15 am - 11:15 am (2 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We encourage volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(8 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 17, 9:30 am - 11:30 am (2 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We encourage volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(10 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 17, 9:45 am - 11:45 am (2 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We encourage volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

(7 slots left)
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 17, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Attend a special Open House and Volunteer Sort-a-thon at FASD's Distribution Center. Open houses offer structured shifts for individuals ready to work or drop-in availability for tours of the facility.

Nutrition demos and information booths are hosted throughout the facility during this special Open House.

We encourage volunteers to bring healthy, nonperishable food donations like whole wheat pasta, beans, (low sodium) canned vegetables and fruit, and more!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 20, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Food Rescue, BackPack Bag Decorating

(27 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 20, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

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Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 20, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
(44 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, September 21, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags

(39 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, September 21, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Bread Gleaning, BackPack Bags

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, September 22, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning

(17 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, September 22, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags, Bread Gleaning

Friday, September 23, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Friday, September 23, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning, Label, Reclamation

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 24, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label

Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, September 24, 1 pm - 3 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 27, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Food Rescue, BackPack Bag Decorating

(28 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 27, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

(37 slots left)
Distribution Center
Tuesday, September 27, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, Label, BackPack Bag Decorating

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
(44 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, September 28, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags

(34 slots left)
Distribution Center
Wednesday, September 28, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Bread Gleaning, BackPack Bags

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Thursday, September 29, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: BackPack Bags, Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning

(25 slots left)
Distribution Center
Thursday, September 29, 6 pm - 8 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, BackPack Bags, Bread Gleaning

Friday, September 30, 2016
Full
Distribution Center
Friday, September 30, 10 am - 12 pm (2 hours)

Projects include: Food Rescue, Produce Gleaning, Label, Reclamation

Saturday, October 1, 2016
Reserved
Distribution Center
Saturday, October 1, 9 am - 11 am (2 hours)

Projects include: Produce Gleaning, Reclamation, BackPack Bag Decorating, Bread Gleaning, Label