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Rescuing Grocery Store Fruits and Veggies for the Food Insecure

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ProduceGood

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ProduceGood has exciting news...we are launching a NEW program!

You will be helping us divert food from landfills to feed those in need by sorting through and rescuing fresh produce that cannot be sold at Jimbo's in Carlsbad.

We are seeking to build a team of 4-6 volunteers from Carlsbad, Encinitas, and the surrounding area to help us launch this exciting new program.


Prior to the volunteer's arrival, Jimbo's staff will set aside fruits and vegetables unfit for sale (partially damaged, cosmetic issues, "ugly", etc.). Volunteers will sort edible produce from produce that will be sent to compost. Volunteers will then transport the rescued bounty (~200 pounds) to a local feeding agency.

1 Shift

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    Wednesdays
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About ProduceGood

Location:

4057 VIA DE LA PAZ, OCEANSIDE, CA 92057, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Community
Environment
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

1923 Calle BarcelonaCarlsbad, CA 92009

(33.07063,-117.2666)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2.5 hours, once a month to once a week

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