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303 Walnut AvenueSanta Cruz, CA 95060

Help in our Food Bank or Donation Room!


Emergency Needs Support Volunteers will assist the Community Relations Department with Food Pantry and Donation management. Emergency Needs Support volunteers help Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center to provide support for basic needs such as food and clothing for participants in all of our programs. Tasks include the following;

-Organize shipment of food in our food pantry kitchen.

-Portion out bulk items such as beans and rice for weekly food bags.

-Prepare weekly food bags.

-Pass out weekly food bags to participants.

-Assist in keeping our donation barn organized (community members & local businesses give us donations of clothing and household items).

-Interact with community members who drop off donated items, thank them for their donation and write them a receipt.

-Help keep the donation room and food pantry kitchen clean.


  • Office Reception
  • Customer Service

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week 9am-1pm or 2pm-5pm Monday-Friday
  • Lifting, sorting and packing food bags. Organizing clothing and household items.
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