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Transport Rescued Produce from the Oceanside Farmers Market

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ORGANIZATION: ProduceGood

Van

DAY: THURSDAYS

TIME: Late mornings/afternoon - 11am-1pm

POSITION: DRIVER

We need adults for an upcoming volunteer opportunity to help with the transport and picking up of produce from the Oceanside Farmers Market on Thursdays, and delivering it to local feeding agencies nearby the Oceanside area. You will be collecting excess produce from vendors, and then deliver that produce in your car, or in our ProduceGood Van, directly to San Diego's food-insecure. You may also bring a buddy (ex. your friend, neighbor, spouse, child) with you on the volunteer shift, as long as minors in attendance have completed a Minor Release Waiver prior to attending the shift. If interested in volunteering, check out our VolunteerHub page directly to sign up for shifts as they are posted at producegood.volunteerhub.com.

What are the requirements?

- Proof of insurance

- Current Registration

- Clean Driving Record

- Valid Drivers License

- 18+ Years old

- Ability to lift 35 pounds

- Passionate about Food Recovery and feeding people in Need!

Who Are We?

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. Check out www.producegood.org for more information, and feel free to reach out to our Community Orchard Program Lead, Shannon, at producegood.shannon@gmail.com for any questions.

1 Shift

  • 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • 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 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

Community
Environment
Hunger
Community, Environment, Hunger

WHEN

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

WHERE

North Coast HighwayOceanside, CA 92054

(33.19245,-117.36752)
 

SKILLS

  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Delivery
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18

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