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Fight Hunger! Grocery drop-off - Cypress Community & Senior Center- San Jose

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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

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Grocery drop-off - Cypress Community & Senior Center
1st & 3rd Wednesdays of every month from 7:45am-9:45am

Grocery Drop-off/Home delivery volunteers deliver nutritious pre-boxed groceries to seniors and homebound individuals. At this particular site, volunteers do not deliver food using their personal vehicles. Volunteers load up wagons from a nearby food distribution and walk them over to the apartment complex located behind the distribution.

Volunteers receive a specific recipient list and deliver boxes directly to recipients’ doorsteps (using their personal phone to call/text recipients day-of as needed). The delivery is entirely contactless, and the majority of recipients are seniors and/or individuals living with disabilities or health challenges. This is a fun, physical volunteer activity that allows you to walk outside while providing much needed support to homebound community members.

Please note that this volunteer activity requires walking and repeated lifting of very heavy boxes that weigh 25lbs to 40 lbs. and is best suited for volunteers with strong mobility and no back issues. The volunteer must be willing and able to work with people of different backgrounds and nationalities, exhibit compassion and sensitivity, and maintain strict confidentiality of all member and volunteer information.

If you have further questions you may contact Jessica Silverstein, our Home Delivery Coordinator at jsilverstein@shfb.org

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About Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Location:

4001 North First Street, San Jose, CA 95134, US

Mission Statement

Lead our community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

Description

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is a private non-profit organization that collects and distributes more than 12 million pounds of food each month. We currently serve an average of over 500,000 individuals each month; 60% are low income families and 20% are seniors. By building collaborative networks, we efficiently distribute food by leveraging donations of money, food and human resources. But we cannot do it alone. We rely upon the energy and commitment of the local community to fight hunger. See more about our efforts https://www.shfb.org/health-and-safety/

Community
Hunger
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Cypress Community & Senior Center403 S. Cypress Ave.San Jose, CA 95117

(37.32082,-121.96042)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Response
  • Nutrition
  • Hospitality
  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 hours

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