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FOOD: Pantry Prep

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Porchlight Community Services

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Every Thursday and Sunday, Porchlight Community Services processes over 3,000 pounds of rescued food that will be going to our communities' families. Porchlight is volunteer led, which means no one on their team gets paid, so they rely on their great community of folks that want to give back.



Porchlight provides a dignified experience for those seeking to change their circumstances and have access to nutritious food. As a "Choice pantry", their distribution events are set up like a grocery store. Clients come in and choose their food products while accompanied by a volunteer.



Volunteers help with unloading, sorting, organizing food items on tables, shelves, and refrigerators and freezers, cleaning, sanitizing and making it comforting and appealing for those that will be coming to "select" their items later in the day.



Sign up to see how you can play a critical role in helping families have access to food while working toward achieving long term financial stability.

Project Requirements & Important Notes

Attire: Closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

Safety: Wearing a face mask is required to attend this project. Please do not attend this project if you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 2 weeks. Porchlight's clients are immunocompromised and they're doing everything they can to keep them safe.

Physical Requirements: Bending, lifting, carry up to 20lbs. Restroom access is only available via stairs.

Note: Signing up as a team has been disabled for this project. Last minute team cancellations for a shift this small can be extremely detrimental to Porchlight being able to distribute food to families in need. Please sign up individually or email info@handsonsandiego.org to sign up with your child.

About Porchlight Community Services

The mission of the Porchlight Cooperative is to relieve hunger, eliminate waste and increase the self-sufficiency of individuals.

53 Shifts Available spots are approximations

Some shifts have expired
  • Sun Jun 20, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Jun 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Jun 27, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Jul 01, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Jul 04, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Jul 08, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Jul 11, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Jul 15, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Jul 18, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 2
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Jul 22, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Jul 25, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Jul 29, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Jun 17, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Jun 13, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Jun 06, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - FULL
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Jun 03, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun May 30, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu May 27, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun May 23, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 2
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu May 20, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun May 16, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu May 13, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun May 09, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 3
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu May 06, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 6
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun May 02, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Apr 29, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Apr 25, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Apr 22, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Apr 18, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 1
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Apr 15, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Apr 11, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 2
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Apr 08, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - FULL
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Apr 04, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Apr 01, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Mar 28, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 2
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Mar 25, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Mar 21, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Mar 18, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 2
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Mar 14, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Mar 11, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Mar 07, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 2
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Mar 04, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Feb 28, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 1
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Feb 25, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Feb 21, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Feb 18, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Feb 14, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Feb 11, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Feb 07, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 4
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Feb 04, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Jan 31, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Thu Jan 28, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM - Spots available: 5
    San Diego CA 92123 US
  • Sun Nov 01, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM - FULL
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More opportunities with Porchlight Community Services

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About Porchlight Community Services

Location:

7841 balboa ave suite 100, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92111, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Porchlight Community Services is to empower lives, promote healthy eating and eliminate food insecurity.

Description

We rescue food from becoming food waste by saving less than perfect foods from restaurants, grocery stores, bakeries, and more, which helps provide individuals the option to choose foods they can use.

We run a dual program that provides a FoodSHARE for struggling families and a free option for low-income families to attain food. We are helping a community that is disproportionately affected by food insecurity - A people with generally no way of getting aid to reach self-sufficiency.

Our organization thrives on building community and is fueled by volunteers with a common goal choosing to come together.

Community
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

Mon Jan 27, 2020 - Thu Jul 29, 2021
09:30 AM - 02:00 PM   This opportunity has 53 shifts

WHERE

San Diego, CA 92123

(32.81025,-117.13235)
 

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