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FOOD: Food Rescue Driver

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ORGANIZATION: Porchlight Community Services

  • 3 people are interested

Porchlight Community Services rescues food from going to waste and offers healthy options for low-income families with food restrictions and allergies that are not usually available at food pantries.

Porchlight is in need of drivers to pick up and deliver food from donor businesses to Porchlight's food pantry. Responsibilities include communicating with donors to arrange pick-ups as needed, safely loading the delivery van, ensuring timely delivery of donations to the pantry, following all food safety guidelines, and helping to unload the van, if needed. Volunteers must have a valid driver's license and be dependable.

Here are the food pick up shifts that Porchlight needs help covering:

Tuesday 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm in the Kearny Mesa area (Various Stops)

Wednesday 8:30 pm-9:30pm in Mission Valley

Wednesday 8:30 pm- 9:30pm in Clairemont

Saturday 9:00am-11:00am in La Jolla

Sunday 9:00am-11:00am in La Jolla

Sunday 10:00am-12:00pm in Mission Valley

Project Requirements & Important Notes

Commitment: Volunteers should be willing to commit to serving for at least six months. This volunteer opportunity is available on Thursday and Saturday mornings, as well as weekday evenings two times a week.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift up to 30lbs.

Getting Started: For more information, email volunteers@porchlightcommunity.org

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


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.


Health & Medicine
Homeless & Housing
Health & Medicine, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


Fri Aug 28, 2020 - Sun Dec 31, 2023
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM


San Diego, CA 92123







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