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HELP OUT: Distribute Clothing, Breakfast, & Hygiene Items

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ORGANIZATION: Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO)

Serve as a personal shopper so 50-70 individuals can receive fresh clothing, toiletry and other needs OR serve coffee/mocha and a breakfast sandwich. We will see where the assistance is needed at the time of arrival.

Volunteers distribute hygiene items and clothing from TACO's clothing room to the unhoused and other community members in need (only volunteers are allowed in clothing room). Volunteers will walk back and forth from the clothing room to the table where clients are waiting to distribute the items (approximately 10 feet). At the end of the shift, volunteers help straighten up the clothing room. OR help distribute coffee/mocha/breakfast sandwiches. Team cleanup is always appreciated.

This can also be an opportunity to clean out closets and bring any gently used shoes and clothing! There is a weekly demand for men's items.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Attire: Comfortable closed toe shoes as you will be walking back and forth between different areas of the project space

Physical Ability: Ability to walk back and forth to clothing area the entire shift or serving coffee/food item.

Photos: No photos of community members are allowed

About Third Avenue Charitable Organization (T.A.C.O)

Third Avenue Charitable Organization is a community drawn together to support the dignity, health, and well-being of people among us experiencing homelessness and poverty.

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About Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO)


1420 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101, US

Mission Statement

"Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO) is a community drawn together to support the dignity, health and well-being of people among us experiencing homelessness and poverty."


TACO is actively seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of weekly events including:

Free meals are served every Monday at 4:00 pm and Friday at 9:00 am including a hot entre, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, pastries, homemade soup, oatmeal and coffee.

Twice a week, Tuesdays and Thursdays, volunteers will package a hot to-go meal for distribution.

On Wednesdays, volunteers serve coffee, hot chocolate and pastries downstairs on the patio. Upstairs, volunteers will assist with weekly clothing needs of the community.

Additionally donations drives occur weekly Tuesday and Thursday from 2-4pm. Currently accepting ladies and men's (high demand) clothing and shoes. Items for hygiene kits travel size work great!


Homeless & Housing
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger



1420 Third AvenueSan Diego, CA 92101




  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 16

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