Peninsula Food Runners is recruiting volunteers to help reduce hunger and food waste in our community. We shuttle perishable and prepared food from food donors (restaurants, caterers, corporate cafeterias) to local non profits that feed the hungry.
Here is an example: Lots of high tech companies in the area feed their employees, but have excess food after the meals are served. We partner with these companies and use our volunteers to shuttle the food to local non-profits that serve the food to their (hungry) clients. That could be poor senior citizens, foster youth, homeless shelters, Boys and Girls Clubs, drug recovery programs, etc.
Our food runs take about 90 minutes and we ask our volunteers to try to do one food run a week, or two a month.
We have a very efficient system and our volunteers enjoy the satisfaction of making a difference in their community.
We perform 30-35 food runs a day but have enough surplus food to feed many more. We just need the drivers to get the food from the donor to the non-profit.
Volunteers use their own automobiles, but we provide an insulated food storage bag, tee shirt, and name tag.
Come join us!
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Our food runs take between 90 minutes and 2 hours.
- Our volunteers use their personal cars, no special car needed.