Direct Service Opportunity to Assist Low Income Seniors


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


9850 Distribution AveSan Diego, CA 92121


The Food Bank's Senior Food Program is federally known and funded by the USDA's Commodity Supplemental Food Program. The program provides food to 8,400 low income seniors in San Diego County and is directly distributed by Food Bank staff at over 35 distribution host centers throughout the county each month, every month!

With most events taking place outside in parking lots, rain or shine, lines can get extremely long. Larger sites serve anywhere from 400-900 clients a day! And for many seniors standing for long periods at a time is not only difficult but can put a strain to their health. Many seniors participants are vulnerable, weak and in fragile stages in their life, but receiving their food box each month is a necessity and must! With only 3 full time staff managing the long lines and processing clients one-by-one, the intake process can take anywhere from 3-5 minutes per client.

To ensure great customer service, client satisfaction and fast service, you can help by volunteering a few hours a day, by helping staff to speed up the intake process at distribution sites by processing clients through our computer based intake system. This opportunity is working directly with the people in communities where need is needed. Your help will help reduce the wait time for a senior to receive their food. Rather than waiting 1-2 hours per site, help us to reduce it to less than 30 minutes per site.

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** Sites are throughout San Diego County and you must have reliable transportation. Site addresses will be shared upon request.

**Events are during the week Monday through Friday from 9-12pm or 1-3pm. Serious candidates who can commit to at least 6 months, and attend one site per month. More is welcomed! Must attend training and orientation.


  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months and attend a least one site per month.
  • Reliable transportation to arrive to site

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