Fight Hunger! Distribute Food to Families in Need -- Sunnyvale, 4th Wednesday Monthly, 2-5 PM

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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley


Everyone should have access to healthy food. Second Harvest provides nutritious groceries and fresh produce at distribution sites throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. These sites are volunteer-run and rely on committed, dedicated volunteers who can support the effort on an ongoing basis. We invite you to join us in providing a warm and welcoming environment for our clients.

Food distribution is a hands-on volunteer role. Responsibilities could include:

  • Assisting with distribution set-up
  • Lifting, moving and arranging food (25-50 lbs.) to facilitate the distribution process
  • Greeting clients and answering questions
  • Distributing food safely and helping clients carry food to their cars
  • Cleaning up, including breaking down boxes and removing empty pallets
  • Providing a great experience for clients

This volunteer opportunity might be for you if:

  • You are at least 18 years old
  • You can make a 6 month commitment
  • You have the ability to perform with a high standard of customer service, professional conduct and responsibility
  • You are friendly and enjoy working with people of different backgrounds and nationalities
  • You exhibit compassion and sensitivity to all people
  • You have the ability to maintain confidentiality of client and volunteer information
  • You have the ability to implement a plan
  • You enjoy working in a fast pace environment with many moving parts
  • You enjoy physical activity and don’t mind getting a little messy
  • You like to work with a team
  • You can maintain and encourage safe working conditions
  • You have experience working with volunteers
  • You are able to lift 50 pounds

Experience that is nice to have:

  • Experience working for a non-profit or representing another organization as a volunteer
  • Experience working with low-income families and individuals
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish

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About Second Harvest of Silicon Valley


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.


Second Harvest of Silicon Valley is a private non-profit organization that collects and distributes more than 66 million pounds of food each year. We currently serve an average of 250,000 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.


We'll work with your schedule.


Columbia Neighborhood Center785 Morse AvenueSunnyvale, CA 94085



  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • 3-5 hours/month, 6 month commitment

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