Help us collect unsold fresh Produce at the Leucadia Farmers Market! This produce helps feed children and adults. When you volunteer with us, you reduce waste and hunger in one sweet step!
You will show up about an hour before the close of market to ask vendors if they want to donate. At the end of market you’ll collect (hundreds!) of pounds of produce and weigh and record the haul. After, we’ll load the transport vehicle so the produce is immediately delivered to receiving agencies around San Diego county that will use it to feed their clients.
This is a great opportunity to volunteer, help those in need, and be active (lifting required!), in a great environment with time to explore the farmers market!
What are the requirements?
Dependable, as we rely on our volunteers to make our programs happen
Friendly and comfortable communicating with a variety of people
Able to lift 25 pounds
Passionate about Food Recovery and feeding people in need!
If you enjoy farmers markets and want to spend your afternoon rescuing food for people in need, we would love to hear from you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Sign up directly on our website https://producegood.volunteerhub.com/. Once you register as a volunteer you can register for events in our calendar. Choose a date and location that works best for you. Please note you must register and sign a waiver to join us. Sharing has never been sweeter!
To build an informed and engaged community committed to finding sustainable solutions to alleviate hunger, reclaim and re-purpose waste and promote the health and well- being of all.
In San Diego county, 1 in 5 people struggles with hunger on a daily basis and 10% of the total population lacks consistent access to nourishing, fresh food. On average, 40% of fresh produce is plowed under, rots or goes to waste each year. By harvesting the extra bounty of San Diego county and delivering to those in need, we are solving the problem of hunger and waste in one sweet step.
ProduceGood's flagship program, CropSwap, coordinates groups of volunteers (individuals and organizations) to glean excess produce from backyard orchards in San Diego County. As of June 2016, we have harvested nearly 90,000 pounds of citrus, equal to 270,000 healthy servings of food, using Feeding America San Diego, the San Diego Food Bank and the North County Food Bank to collect and distribute the food throughout San Diego County.
We are a part of the Leichtag Foundation Commons in Encinitas, a leader in North County’s sustainability and zero waste movement. This Coastal Roots Farm community connects people to each other--the land, healthy food and food justice and we are proud to have been chosen as a Hub member, receiving this space as a gift-in-kind. Our memberships in organizations such as the San Diego Food System Alliance, our partners with nonprofits such as Kitchens For Good, and our generous donations from companies and nonprofits are enabling us to achieve our mission by working with like-minded individuals and groups.