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Help Feed Those in Need in the San Jose, Santa Clara Area! Also Sunnyvale, Cupertino!

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ORGANIZATION: Peninsula Food Runners - San Mateo County & Farmers Markets

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Are you looking for a satisfying and flexible volunteer opportunity? Peninsula Food Runners is a volunteer organization dedicated to alleviating hunger and reducing food waste since 2013! Peninsula Food Runner volunteers pick up excess food from participating Donors (restaurants, corporate cafeterias, etc.), and then deliver the food directly to our nonprofit Recipients (shelters, affordable housing for families and the elderly, food pantries, Boys and Girls Clubs, etc.) We invite you to join us!

Check out this wonderful video explaining our work!

We hit the front page of the Mercury News on Thanksgiving Day!

We need weekday and weekend volunteers in Santa Clara County, particularly the San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale area to pick up food and deliver it to our nonprofit partners.

Please sign up at www.peninsulafoodfunners.org

We have shifts (food runs) available 365 days a year. A food run usually takes less than 60-90 minutes and you can pick ones that fit your schedule. Come join our team of volunteers! Go to www.peninsulafoodrunners.org and click Sign Up at the top right. Be sure to read the food safety guidelines and take the food safety quiz. (Hint: the items in RED will help you answer the quiz!) Contact Hoai-An (pronounced 'Why-Ann) at 408-726-2742 or ht@peninsulafoodrunners.org if you have any questions.

Once you sign up, use our ChowMatch.com website and/or phone app to view opportunities, sign up for food runs, notify us of your vacation time, etc.

ChowMatch.com - https://www.chowmatch.com/login.php

The phone app is very convenient. Download ChowMatch app (DOWNLOAD LINK ONLY WORKS FROM YOUR PHONE) -

iPhone - from your phone, tap: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/chow-match/id1091954512?ls=1&mt=8

Android phone - from your phone, tap:


Thanks, and looking forward to working with you! Together we can feed the those in need!

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About Peninsula Food Runners - San Mateo County & Farmers Markets


50 Woodside Plz 413, San Mateo County, Redwood City, CA 94061, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Peninsula Food Runners is to alleviate food insecurity and reduce food waste in our communities. Everyday, volunteers at Peninsula Food Runners pick up and deliver a wide variety of wonderfully prepared food and groceries to community food to support organizations in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.


Established in 2013, this volunteer organization picks up excess food from businesses (restaurants, caterers, schools, corporate cafes bakeries, etc) and delivers it to recipients (food pantries, those that serve the homeless, shelters, transitional housing, 100% affordable housing, etc.) in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Peninsula Food Runners relies on volunteers to be successful. Sign up on our website www.PeninsulaFoodRunners.org. You can volunteer for a regular weekly food run, or choose from a variety of open runs available 7 days a week on our automated scheduling system.


Community, Environment, Hunger


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Los Altos, CA 94022



  • Food Delivery / Distribution


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Approximately 60-90 minutes for food runs.
  • 1) Read the Food Safety Guidelines and complete the quiz. (Hint: the items in red in the guidelines will help you complete the food safety quiz!) 2) You will receive a verification email. Open it, follow the instructions to verify your email address.

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