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Porchlight Community Services

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • Approximate Spots available: 6

Porchlight Community Services, Inc. is a food diversion program. We rescue edible & safe to eat food and connect it to families that want to eat healthy while saving our environment and working towards long-term sustainability.

Volunteers are needed to help with moving shelving, reorganizing, and cleaning the pantry to make it ready for their food distribution.

Project Requirements & Important Notes

Attire: Closed-toe shoes and masks are required. Wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing that you don't mind getting paint on.

Bring: Filled reusable water bottle

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.

About Porchlight Community Services

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

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About Porchlight Community Services

Location:

8888 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. Suite B, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

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.

Every Thursday and Sunday, Porchlight Community Services processes over 3,000 pounds of rescued food that will be going to our community's families. Porchlight is volunteer-led, 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.

Children & Youth
Community
Hunger

WHEN

Thu Jan 27, 2022
10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

WHERE

8888 CLAIREMONT MESA BLVDSuite BSAN DIEGOSAN DIEGO, CA 92123

(32.83195,-117.13678)
 

SKILLS

  • Event Design & Planning
  • Event Management
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Event Planning / Management
  • Food Service

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Minimum 3-4 hours, if we are done early, we credit you for the full hours originally signed up.
  • Physical Ability: Volunteer work may entail bending, light lifting (10 pounds), moderate lifting (20 to 40 pounds), and standing.

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