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Food Sorting Volunteer at Feeding San Diego

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ORGANIZATION: Feeding San Diego

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 662 people are interested
Feeding San Diego
Fresh Solutions to Hunger

Volunteers help make our programs possible each week. There are volunteer opportunities Mondays through Saturdays, including afternoon and evenings. Volunteers can register by visiting

Volunteers 6 years and older can participate in a variety of food sorting activities.

Food Sorting may include any of the following:

Produce Gleaning: Volunteers help to sort produce that comes in largely through the California Association of Food Banks or from local donors. This produce doesn’t pass the grocery store test where everything is the same size, shape, and color, but often looks like something you might find in your home garden. Volunteers help to sort out any produce that don’t meet our safety standards for distribution through programs, including our Mobile Pantry.

Reclamation: Volunteers help to sort food that has been pulled from grocery store shelves and is headed to the landfill even though 60% is still good to eat. Volunteers help to check printed expiration dates, with their extended best by date. Then they sort the food by type, box it up, and get it ready to go to the community.

Food Boxing: packing 25 pound boxes of food for large-scale drive-through distributions.

Food Sorting projects are then complete after project cleanup, to help us maintain our high level of food safety standards throughout our Distribution Center.

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About Feeding San Diego


9455 Waples Street, Suite 135, San Diego, CA 92121, US

Mission Statement

We are committed to a culture of responsibility and dignity and to leading our local community in the fight against hunger by efficiently providing access to food and nutritious meals. Feeding San Diego builds local and national partnerships with purpose.


FSD was established in 2007 to bring food to San Diegans at risk of hunger. We are the only Feeding America member food bank in San Diego County. Feeding America is the nation’s largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization. There are more than 200 Feeding America member food banks in the U.S., with access to 2 billion pounds of donated food annually; it is a strong group of food banks held to the strictest operational and food safety standards.

FSD is proud to serve the community. The food bank maintains extremely efficient operations and we pride ourselves on conscientious stewardship of resources. Our mission guides us in all of our activities and helps us make a lasting difference in the lives of as many hungry people and families as possible.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Children & Youth
Advocacy & Human Rights, Children & Youth, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


9477 Waples St. Suite 100San Diego, CA 92121




  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 6
  • 2 hours
  • Under 16 years old must volunteer with guardian

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