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ORGANIZATION: Fresh Approach

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Program Description:
Fresh Approach is a non-profit organization looking to create more equitable food systems in
the San Francisco Bay area by connecting California communities with California farmers over
nourishing food, and by expanding knowledge about food and nutrition. Through partnership
with the YMCA of East Palo Alto, and with funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Fresh
Approach is facilitating a free produce box give away for residents of the East Palo Alto
community. Starting on July 24 and running till Aug 21 , between the hours of 3pm -5pm
community members can visit the East Palo Alto YMCA to pick up a farm fresh produce
box free of charge. The sourcing of this produce also economically supports small and
mid-sized farms, and historically marginalized farmers.

Opportunity Description:
Love to connect with your local community? Want to learn more about local and sustainable
agriculture and help others to learn more about it too? Use your passion to help people in your
community learn more about local food systems and increase your community’s awareness of
local, sustainably sourced agricultural goods, and the benefits of eating more fruits and
vegetables. Help the East Palo Alto YMCA in the distribution of the produce box program
by greeting and checking in program recipients, keeping track of inventory, and generally
supporting the flow of the distribution on site. This position is a good fit for community
members interested in the health and well-being of their communities, as well as anyone
interested in local agriculture, nutrition, and community outreach.
Gain skills in community outreach to promote healthy sources of local food in your
neighborhood and spread the word at work, school, the local community centers, in your
neighborhood, and more.

This position requires a signed liability waiver, and interview.

● Help distribute outreach and promotional materials to community members, social services agencies, food banks, and community partners
● Help greet and check in program participants
● Support in the distribution of the boxes
● Solicit feedback from program participants

● Must be at least 18 years of age.
● Must be available to be on site during the time and duration of the distribution, including the produce drop-off if possible: Wednesday, from 2:30-5pm
● Able to interact with persons of various socio-economic backgrounds
● Requires the volunteer to support weekly for at least 5 weeks for about 3 hours per week

Desired Qualifications
● Capacity to communicate in both English and Spanish is highly desirable

● July 24- Aug 21 (5 weeks)
● Wednesdays, from 2:30-5pm

To Apply:
To be considered for this position, complete the volunteer application here:
https://www.tfaforms.com/4918676. You may also email volunteer@freshapproach.org.

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About Fresh Approach



Mission Statement

Our mission is to create long-term change in local food systems, by connecting California communities with nourishing food from California farmers and expanding knowledge about food and nutrition.


Our programs empower families to make sustainable lifestyle changes by expanding their nutrition, cooking, and gardening skills, and by boosting their access to local, affordable produce.

Local farms benefit, too, as our programs make it possible for small farms to sell in communities that would otherwise lack access to their products, while helping farmers diversify their sales through guaranteed weekly orders.

This grassroots community empowerment has a ripple effect that supports small family farms, promotes sustainability and responsible stewardship in agriculture, breaks down systemic barriers, and strengthens the local economy - all while growing community interest in healthy eating.

We believe that everyone should have equal access to healthy food, and that the health of our communities and the livelihood of our local farmers should go hand-in-hand.


Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine, Hunger


Wed Jul 24, 2024 - Wed Aug 21, 2024
02:30 PM - 05:00 PM


550 Bell StreetEast Palo Alto, CA 94303




  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 2.5 hours/week
  • Ability to Speak Spanish and English

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