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Food Pantry Organizer

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ORGANIZATION: Porchlight Community Services

  • 3 people are interested

Porchlight Community Services offers a market-style shopping experience for their clients. Their Refill Pantry supports the elimination of single use plastic and they divert thousands of pounds of food from going to the landfill yearly.

As a volunteer, you will help with sorting shelf stable items, checking expiration dates, helping dehydrate food, riding along in the company van to help load and unload food donations, making occasional trips to their storage unit for organization, and picking up items to be brought back to the pantry.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Signing Up: Click the "Express Interest" button to sign up. Your training will begin on-site.

Time Commitment: At least 1 hour per shift. Volunteers can serve up to 6 hours per day.

Attire: Comfortable clothing to work in and possibly get dirty. Closed-toe shoes for safety. Hair pulled back.

Physical Requirements: Bending, ability to repeatedly lift 20 pounds. You'll be standing and moving during most of your shift. Accommodations can be made for physical limitations such as sitting down during shift to perform tasks. The project space is wheelchair accessible.

Required Skills/Experience: Work as a team with other volunteers. Able to take and understand directions as given.

Desired Skills/Experience: Food Safety knowledge. Problem solving skills.

About Porchlight Community Services

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

*Important information

*Volunteer time shifts are broken down into the following time frames:

Monday Morning

Monday Afternoon

Tuesday Morning

Tuesday Afternoon

Wednesday Morning

Wednesday Afternoon

Friday Morning

Friday Afternoon

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About Porchlight Community Services


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.


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 disproportionately affected by food insecurity - 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, refrigerators, and freezers, cleaning, sanitizing, and making it comforting and appealing for those 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.


Homeless & Housing
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


Fri Jan 06, 2023 - Sun Dec 31, 2023
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


San Diego, CA 92123







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