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Fight Hunger! Food Loader or Delivery Driver at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church- South San Francisco

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Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

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Food Loader at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, from 8am-11:30am

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 loading is a hands-on volunteer activity that involves loading pre-packed food boxes into vehicles that will deliver groceries to home delivery clients. This volunteer opportunity does not involve interacting with or delivering groceries to home delivery clients directly. This volunteer activity requires repeated lifting of heavy boxes that weigh up to 35 lbs. and is best suited for volunteers with strong mobility and no back issues. This is a fun, physical outdoor activity working alongside other volunteers and community members. The volunteer must be willing and able to work with people of different backgrounds and nationalities, exhibit compassion and sensitivity, and maintain strict confidentiality of all member and volunteer information.

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Delivery Driver from Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, from 8:30am-11:30am

Home Delivery Volunteers commit to regularly delivering nutritious groceries to our senior and home-bound clients. This opportunity is a hands-on activity and is open to individuals who are at least 18 years old and can pass a background check and provide proof of auto insurance and a valid driver's license. As volunteers, you use your own vehicle, mileage and gas to deliver food. As a home delivery volunteer, you will work onsite at the distribution location and help prepare food for delivery. You will load boxes, so you must be able to lift up to 35 lbs. You must follow a pre-established route, follow Food Safety and COVID 19 Health Guidance, and have excellent client service skills that include a desire to interact with older clients or clients with disabilities. Once you have completed your first volunteer shift, you can decide if you would like to commit as a long-term volunteer. If you would like to move forward, you must sign a Home Delivery Volunteer Agreement and submit to a background check before the next volunteer event.

If you have further questions you may contact Jessica Silverstein, our Home Delivery Coordinator at jsilverstein@shfb.org

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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 12 million pounds of food each month. We currently serve an average of over 500,000 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. See more about our efforts https://www.shfb.org/health-and-safety/

Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church801 Tennis Dr.South San Francisco, CA 94080



  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 14
  • 3.5 hours

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