Food Pantry Volunteers needed (El Cajon)

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ORGANIZATION: The Salvation Army San Diego Regional Office

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We are seeking volunteers to help us sort and distribute food to people in need in our community.


  1. Sort and pack canned goods and non-perishable items in the food pantry.
  2. Assist in distributing food boxes or bags.
  3. Disassemble boxes and discard in recycle bin. Discard expired food.
  4. Assist in cleaning up and stocking pantry for next service day.


  1. Able to work with public, have a heart for working with homeless and low-income individuals.
  2. Must be able to lift and carry a 20 pound food bag for distribution.
  3. Ability to stand for most of the shift.

Please note: All volunteers must be at least 18 years old. We are not accepting court ordered volunteers for this location. But if you do have community service hours to complete and are interested in helping at our Downtown San Diego location, please call 619-446-0239 or e-mail

Complying with the county and in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19, we encourage all individuals who may be immunocompromised or in an at risk age category to not volunteer at this time. This includes those caring for individuals in these categories.

Monday: 9am to noon and/or 12:45-4:30
Tuesday: 9am to noon
Thursday: 9am to noon
Friday: 10am to noon/ 12:45-4:30/ 4-6:30
To sign up for a shift please go to:

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About The Salvation Army San Diego Regional Office


6605 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92115, US

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love for God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and meet human needs in His name without discrimination.


For more than 120 years The Salvation Army has been delivering services and hope to the less fortunate on the streets of San Diego and to those in shelters, schools, and daycare centers across the Southland. Internationally, it is an organization with a lineage of public service that dates back to 1865, and has evolved over the decades into a social service provider with an unmatched scope and breadth. The Salvation Army currently has representation in 120 different countries worldwide, in addition to nearly 8,000 centers of operation across the United States.


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1025 East Main St.El Cajon, CA 92021



  • Customer Service
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service


  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • Please choose at least one shift. You can sign up for multiple shifts.

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