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Seniors age 55+ Help pick and haul fruit to feed hungry

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ORGANIZATION: Senior Gleaners of San Diego

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 12 people are interested
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STAY ACTIVE by working under trees loaded with fruit. MAKE NEW FRIENDS. HELP FEED hungry residents. We need volunteers over 55 years of age to help pick and transport fruit in most areas of San Diego County. Most crews pick on Tuesday mornings, but some form mini-crews of family and friends who set their own schedule. There is no minimum hourly requirement for volunteering, but most volunteers serve for 3-4 hours per week. Some volunteers haul up to 300 pounds of food in their own vehicles traveling 10-20 miles to food distribution agencies. Other volunteers drive a Gleaner-owned van (or assist as sorters and loaders) to move unsold groceries from supermarkets to warehouses. Senior Gleaners donates most of the fruit and food to the San Diego Food Bank, Feeding San Diego, food pantries, churches and similar organizations.

If by chance you don't get a response from us within a few days, please call 619-633-9180.

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About Senior Gleaners of San Diego

Location:

PO Box 600521, San Diego, CA 92160, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to feed the hungry through agencies in San Diego that qualify their recipients. We GLEAN excess food from private yards, area fields, and grocery stores. Our mission is also to alleviate problems aggravated by lack of nutrition. We do not buy any food. All money raised through grants and donations goes toward our overhead of transporting the food and driving vans to pick up and distribute the food.

Description

Senior Gleaners has been feeding the hungry in San Diego since 1992. Using the volunteer skills of seniors (age 55 and over), we GLEAN excess food from numerous sources including backyards, farms and grocery stores. This food is then distributed to food-giving agencies throughtout the county. We need volunteers ages 55 and more to help with all aspects of our work.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Hunger
Seniors
Crisis Support, Hunger, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

San Diego CountySan Diego, CA 92160

(32.78259,-117.09196)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Bus/Van Driving
  • Delivery
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 - 4 hours weekly average, but no required minimum.
  • Good physical condition--able to walk on uneven ground, stretch and bend to pick fruit or load grocery items into a vehicle. Lifting 20-30 lbs. helpful but not mandatory.

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