Free Food Market (Gardena)

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ORGANIZATION: Venice Family Clinic



The Free Food Market Program's primary goal is to provide fresh fruit and veggies to people in need. This volunteer opportunity is ideal for anyone interested in public health, patient and community interaction, and community outreach.

Why: As part of our effort to provide comprehensive care, we also do what we can to address social needs that impact health. Through our Free Food Market Program, we provide families with fresh fruits and vegetables. With the help of volunteers, we are able to sort and package over 10,000 pounds of food to provide a COVID-19 safe hand-off to patients and community members in need. This role offers direct patient and community interaction.

Who: Venice Family Clinic's mission is to provide quality primary health care to people in need. Thanks to the help of our robust volunteer program, the Clinic is able to provide services to over 120,000 people with compassion, dignity, and respect. Our service area spans from the Santa Monica Mountains through the South Bay.

What to Expect:

Sort through and bag produce for distribution to patients and community members.

Help with set up & break down.

Hand out produce to patients under the direction of the Health Education Department.

Register new patients into the Free Food Market Program under the direction of the Health Education Department.

This ongoing food market occurs every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

Water and Snacks are available.

What's Required:

Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull 20 - 50 lb boxes.

Must be able to work in any weather condition.

Wear clothes you do not mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes.

Must be at least 15 years old to apply. Parents/Guardians must sign a waiver for youth to participate.

Bilingual in Spanish and English is not required, but is a plus!

Have Questions or Need Accommodation? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below.

This opportunity is managed by an L.A. Works partner, Venice Family Clinic.

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity are expected to adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: /www.laworks.com/health-and-safety

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11 Shifts
Available spots are approximations

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  • Tue Jun 11, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue Jun 25, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue Jul 09, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue Jul 23, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue Aug 13, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue Aug 27, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue Sep 10, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue Sep 24, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue May 28, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue May 14, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
  • Tue May 14, 2024 - 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 10+
    Gardena CA 90247 US
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About Venice Family Clinic

Location:

2509 Pico Blvd, VENICE, CA 90291, US

Mission Statement

To improve the health of people and communities through accessible, quality care.

Description

Over the past 50 years, Venice Family Clinic’s mission of providing quality primary health care to people in need hasn’t changed, but its scope has broadened dramatically. Today, the Clinic has about 400 staff members and more than 1,300 volunteers who serve 28,000 patients, without regard for their ability to pay or immigration status. Its programs have expanded beyond primary medical care to include dental, vision, behavioral health, exercise classes, health education, early childhood development - and street medicine for people experiencing homelessness, to ensure even the most vulnerable of its neighbors get the medical care they deserve.

Our Volunteer Services Department strives to recruit and connect the best volunteers possible with almost every department within the clinic. We work to provide support to the volunteers as well as the clinic teams whom they help. Every year, we work with over 1400 volunteers, including approximately 500 provider volunteers. Our department helps with recruiting, training, scheduling, and general upkeep of all volunteers.

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WHEN

Tue May 14, 2024 - Tue Sep 24, 2024
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This opportunity has 11 shifts

WHERE

Gardena, CA 90247

(33.88633,-118.29359)
 

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