San Francisco - Marin Food Bank

Pack food in the warehouse

Help us prepare food for distribution by sorting, labeling and repacking food items.

Attainable
Every day
Shifts

Multiple shifts available

Duration
2 hours
Age
11+

What you will do

Volunteer reviews

Grant Lee

We volunteer here with our kids to both help the community and for school credits. The food bank is very nicely run...clean, well organized, and the people who lead the volunteer groups have good energy and are dedicated. Thank you all for the important work that you do, and for having a well run facility.

Pearl80 Anderson

Wonderful. I love volunteering at the SF Marin Food Bank.I started about 5 weeks. I try to go weekly. I bring my teens on the weekends. They love it as well. The staff whom I have come to know by name are great. They make our projects fun and all of them genuinely enjoy what they do. I can't say enough about the time that I give at the SF Marin Food Bank. To know I am helping to feed those in need means the world to me

Nutrition Educator

Powerful mission, staff and leaders; good place to work. Feels great to be able to impact people in need so directly and immediately; many training opportunities; good benefits, excellent 403b company match.

Warehouse Assistant

I controlled all incoming product and stocked them I helped customers take the merchandise to their cars to unload, I made sure the floor and work area stays clean at all time

Warehouse Lead

I was with the organization for 10 years, starting out as an entry-level employee and working my way up to middle management before I left. I was recruited in to a higher paying position and wish sometimes that I had stayed. Great work culture, amazing co-workers and if you put in the time and are patient you will advance. Compensation? It's a Non Profit. They pay a fair wage but if they paid market rate or higher, there would be less $$ for food or a lower quality of food. Getting paid to help feed thousands of folks in your community every day? Priceless. You should volunteer for your local food bank (without saying) but if you can afford to work there for a period of time - go for it! You can, will (and should) feel proud every time you get a paycheck.

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About location

900 Pennsylvania Ave. San Francisco, CA 94107

About San Francisco - Marin Food Bank

The Food Bank plays a central role in the food assistance network in San Francisco and Marin, where one in four residents struggles to make ends meet. The food we deliver to our 450 partnering organizations, including 240 weekly grocery pantries, provides critical support to low-income families, seniors and individuals. Each week, our programs serve more than 144,000 people.

Delivering sustenance is just the beginning. We’re helping people achieve a lifetime of good health by providing nutritious foods - including an abundance of farm-fresh produce - and other vital resources such as nutrition education classes and pre-screening for food stamp benefits.

We can only accomplish all of this with the tremendous coordinated effort of year-round community support. Volunteers are at the very heart of our operations, boxing bins of produce straight from the farm, sorting food dirve donations, and packing bulk foods like rice and beans into family-sized portions. This year, more than 25,000 people volunteered their time in support of ending hunger in our community. We invite you to join us!

Things to keep in mind

How do we keep you safe during COVID-19 ourbreak?

To protect the health of our volunteers, and staff, we have made some changes to our volunteer program. We have increased the frequency of cleaning surfaces and the number of hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility. Volunteers use gloves and we ask that they keep a reasonable distance from one another and practice the suggested CDC personal safety routines.

What is the verification process of volunteer hours?

If you are volunteering as a requirement of community service hours the Volunteer Services team can sign and/or provide you with verification of all your hours after completion. Please check out our Verified Service Hour guidelines to ensure all of your time spent with us is documented properly before making your request.

What should I wear?

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate in warehouse projects — no sandals, flip-flops or open-toe shoes. We ask that you dress comfortably and respectfully. A sweatshirt or extra layer is recommended, as the temperature in our warehouse is often quite cool.

Is parking available at the Food Bank?

Parking on Pennsylvania is currently very inconsistent due to construction in the area (parking on Indiana Street is great!). Please pay attention to new parking meters on 23rd and 25th Streets.

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