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Help Transport Rescued Fruit!

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ORGANIZATION: ProduceGood

Van

Location: Various orchards around North East San Diego County (Escondido, Valley Center, etc.)

DAY: Monday - Thursday & Sunday

POSITION: DRIVER

We need volunteers who believe in our mission to help with the transport of gleaned produce from the various orchards to our partner San Diego feeding agencies. You will directly impact San Diego's food-insecure children and adults by delivering produce in your own vehicle or our ProduceGood van. We currently provide over 9,000 servings each week to the most vulnerable populations. It's a super gig, full of fun people!

Requirements

  • Willing to use personal vehicle for fruit transport.
  • Clean Driving Record
  • Valid Drivers License
  • 18+ Years old
  • Able to lift 35 pounds
  • Passionate about food recovery and feeding people in need
Please contact our Community Orchard Program Lead, Shannon, with any additional questions at producegood.shannon@gmail.com.

ProduceGood is a local nonprofit whose mission is to build an active 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.

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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 3 people struggle 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 May 2022, we have harvested over 1 million pounds of produce, equal to over 3 million pounds of healthy servings of food, using our many partnerships throughout the county 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Environment
Hunger
Crisis Support, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Escondido, CA 92027

(33.14679,-117.00879)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Gardening
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Delivery
  • Transportation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Ideally, we are seeking volunteers willing to drive once every 2 months to once every two weeks. The time you drive can be flexible. Driving takes between 1-2.5 hours.
  • You must sign up on our website as a volunteer to register for an event. https://producegood.volunteerhub.com/account/signin

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