Volunteer Opportunities

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To learn more about how to become a Second Harvest volunteer, contact Rosario Valerio,Volunteers Services Manager at (831) 722-7110 ext. 205 or rosario@thefoodbank.org.

Weekday Sorts & Saturday Sorts
Volunteers pack and sort produce and other food for distribution.  Please contact Rosario for available dates and times.

Distribution Desk
Volunteers help our agency shoppers check out by weighing and tracking food purchases.  Requires the ability to lift 50lbs.  Please contact Ana Melgoza

Events & Fundraising
We need help with parades, setting up and taking down local events, fund raising dinners, etc. – all which help collect food and donations for the hungry. You need to have good people skills and be enthusiastic and interested in helping the hungry people in our community.

USDA Distribution
We need help packing food bags, handing out food, and certifying that families are eligible for food for our monthly Emergency Food Assistance Program. This is a drive through food distribution program that happens on the second Monday of every month, 8:30am – 2:00pm at our warehouse in Watsonville.

Passion For Produce Distribution
The Passion For Produce program distributes healthy produce to low-income families at 30 locations each month as well as nutrition education classes and food tasting.  Volunteers can help with set up, distribution and even presentations. Please contact Ayde for more information.

Food for Children Distribution
The Food for Children program distributes healthy food to over 3,500 families each month at 59 different locations. One-hour shifts available are in the afternoon Tues. – Fri. and one Saturday per month. Work involves setting up a table with literature, certifying people are eligible for a food bag, handing out food bags, and returning all paperwork/materials to the driver. Please contact Rosario for more information.

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