Food Rescue Team Volunteer

  • Volunteer Opportunity posted by Lifelong



Start Date


Times of day


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


210 South Lucile Street
United States


An estimated 40% of the time, food that is perfectly good to eat still ends up being wasted, including unsold food from grocery stores. Come join Lifelong --- in a new program in partnership with Food Lifeline and Costco --- to reclaim some of this food that would have gone to waste! 

Every Saturday morning Lifelong will pick up a pallet of unsold food to bring back to our Georgetown location. Our Food Rescue Team volunteers will be ready and waiting onsite to greet the pallet, working with our staff lead on sorting, processing and helping re-portion this food for use in our Chicken Soup Brigade’s meal program. We project that we’ll be able to ‘rescue’ between 600-900 pounds of produce and other assorted foods each week!

Come be a part of a program that gets highly valued foods --- fresh produce, proteins and dairy --- to people in need while also dramatically reducing good food from ending up in our landfills!

Location: Georgetown

Shift Time: Saturdays, weekly, from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Requirements: 16+ welcome, must be able to stand for much of the shift, and lift 10-30 pounds

Volunteer Commitment: weekly volunteer shift, for a minimum of 3 months

What to wear: closed foot shoes, hair tied back, and a shirt with sleeves


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • Families

How To Apply

Please follow this link to our volunteer application: applications are filled out and submitted online. You can expect to be contacted by Lifelong's Volunteer Department for follow up, a phone interview and next steps within 1-2 business days once your application has been received and reviewed!