Spend your mid Sunday afternoon rescuing produce at Hillcrest Farmers Market for organizations with a focus on food security. You will be directly involved with logistics, engaging with vendors to determine their need for bins which are used to collect excess produce that otherwise would go to waste. Food Recovery Volunteers also have time to experience the market and enjoy local food. After a short break, you will pick up full bins, assist with weighing and recording of poundage in our Market Share App, as well as pack produce for transport.
Below is a video with more details explaining the entire Market Share and Food Recovery Volunteer duties: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6iBte1L7wE&t=7s
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!
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.
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.
3960 Normal StSan Diego, CA92103
March 11, 2021
Food Delivery / Distribution
Must be at least 18
Approximately 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon.
You must sign up on our website to register as a volunteer. https://producegood.volunteerhub.com/account/signin