Need volunteers over 55 years of age to help pick and transport fruit in main population centers of San Diego County. Drivers needed to haul up to 300 pounds of food in their own vehicles for a distance of 20-30 miles from picking locations to warehouses and food distribution agencies. Most crews pick on Tuesday mornings. There is no minimum hourly requirement for volunteering, but most crew members participate on a regular basis. Some volunteers drive a Gleaner-owned van (or assist as sorters and loaders) to haul unsold groceries from supermarkets to warehouses. Senior Gleaners donates most of the fruit and food to the San Diego Food Bank and similar organizations.
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 warehousing the food and driving vans to pick up and distribute the food.
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.
We'll work with your schedule.
San Diego CountySan Diego, CA92160
January 23, 2021
Food Delivery / Distribution
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.