Do You Have 2-3 Hours to Make a Difference in San Diego? Become A Volunteer at San Diego Food Bank!


Cause Areas


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


9850 Distribution AveSan Diego, CA 92121

We believe in building a healthy future for our community.


Volunteers make an impact each day in our mission to fight hunger. Volunteer opportunities take place Monday through Saturday, including mornings, afternoons and evening shifts.

Volunteers ages 11-15 can participate, but accompanied with a chaperone.

Warehouse volunteer various tasks may include any of the following:

Cleaning and packaging: Volunteers clean and package fresh produce to be distributed each day, serving over 400,000 individuals and families monthly. The San Diego Food Bank wants to provide clean and safe food products to the community.

Inspecting, sorting, packing, and labeling food donations: We receive food from our donors, community food drives, food suppliers, and supermarkets. Volunteers help by checking expiration dates and best buy dates, inspecting the food to ensure products follow our food safety standards, sorting the food by type, and packing the food for community distribution.

Assembling food packages for our programs:

Senior Programs: A majority of the seniors we serve live near the poverty level and struggle every month to put food on the table. The seniors we serve have worked all of their lives only to face hunger in retirement. Thanks to volunteers, the seniors we serve are able to live with dignity in their golden years. Volunteers help to assemble 30-pound boxes with nutritious foods for our seniors.

Food Assistance Program: Volunteers assemble food boxes to assistant low-income families throughout San Diego County. The majority of the families we serve have an adult in employment, but these working-poor families simply cannot make enough to put food on the table for their children.

Food 4 Kids Backpack Program: Volunteers help to assemble kids backpacks full of food for the weekend. We provide food to more than 1,600 elementary school children living in poverty in 11 school districts throughout the county. Children on the program live in poverty and receive free school meals during the week but have little or no food over the weekends. Children on the program receive a backpack full of food every Friday afternoon to see them through the weekend.

Various tasks are complete after project cleanup, to help maintain a high level of safety in our distribution center.

Please call or email today for more information, or follow the link to sign up today!

Contact: John Bode: 858-863-5125


Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 11
  • 2-hours
  • Under 16-years old must volunteer with guardian

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