When you volunteer at the Food Bank, you'll help sort and package the food distributed to food pantries, children's snack programs and soup kitchens throughout San Francisco and Marin — enough for more than 107,000 meals each day. Projects typically involve gleaning fresh produce, repackaging bulk food into family-sized quantities, assembling grocery boxes for seniors, and sorting donations from food drives and grocery stores. In a single shift, you'll be helping thousands of people get the food they need. Shifts during the holidays fill up quickly -- sign up in advance!


Dates: Every day (except for federal holidays)

Ages: Volunteers must be at least 4 years old during Sunday projects and 8 years old during Saturday projects, and 11 and up Monday through Friday. Every child middle school-aged and younger must be accompanied by an adult

Length of shifts: 2 hours on Sundays, 3 hours all other days of the week

Location: 900 Pennsylvania Ave (at 23rd Street), San Francisco (in Potrero Hill neighborhood) 

How to sign up: Sign up online for a shift on a particular date/time. Insider tip: sign-up in advance, as the holiday shifts fill up in early Fall 

Additional information: San Francisco Food Bank Volunteering web site

Questions: Contact the Food Bank at 415-282-1900, x 244 or email volunteer@sfmfoodbank.org