Food Recovery Driver
2 people are interested
TIME: 2:30PM TO 4:00PM
We need volunteers who believe in our mission to help with the crucial process of picking up produce from the Leucadia Farmers Market on Sundays and delivering it our receiving agency located in San Diego. You will directly impact San Diego's food-insecure children and adults by delivering produce in your own vehicle. We currently provide over 9,000 servings each week to the most vulnerable populations in San Diego. It's a super gig, full of fun people!
- Proof of insurance
- Current Registration
- Clean Driving Record
- Valid Drivers License
- 18+ Years old
- Able to lift 35 pounds
- Passionate about food recovery and feeding people in need
ProduceGood is a local nonprofit whose mission is to build an active 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.
4057 VIA DE LA PAZ, OCEANSIDE, CA 92057, US
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
185 Union StEncinitas, CA 92024
- Event Management
- Bus/Van Driving
- Inventory Management
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Community Outreach
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2-3 hours per month or as you are available!
- You must sign up as a volunteer on our website to register. https://producegood.volunteerhub.com/account/signin