What: The Food Bank distributes food through a network of 450+ partners. These organizations, for example, schools, churches, and community centers, are located throughout San Francisco and Marin, aiming to provide accessibility to community members where they live or work. These partners are responsible for organizing, staffing, and leading their distribution. In general, our partners receive and distribute food on a weekly schedule, and some would benefit from a long-term volunteer.
Although the specifics vary by site, volunteers at these pantries help with set up, distribution, breakdown, and cleanup. Heavy lifting is often required. Speaking a second language is also often a benefit at these pantries. Learn more about our pantry network here.
Who: Individuals, 18+
Where: Opportunities are currently available in the following neighborhoods:
Mission (Saturday 7:30am-10:30am)
Outer Sunset (Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm)
South Marin (Wednesday 10:30am-2:00pm) – requires fingerprint and TB clearance
When: Every week, 2-4 hours per session, we ask for a 3-month commitment
Requirements: Interview with a partner organization, onboarding will vary by partner
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