Food Rescue Volunteer - Feeding San Diego



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation - Kitchens for Good
404 Euclid Avenue
San Diego
United States


ROLE: Every Wednesday morning, our Food Rescue Volunteer uses their car to pick up produce from the Feeding San Diego Mobile Food Pantry Truck in Barrio Logan. After arriving to the Mobile Food Pantry, the Volunteer reviews the food available and coordinates with our staff to determine which foods should be picked up. The Food Rescue Volunteer then collects the desired items and returns to Kitchens for Good.

PURPOSE: The produce delivered by volunteers is used by our students to practice their culinary skills  and is prepared into healthy, delicious meals for local hunger relief agencies.

TIME & COMMITMENT: 8:00am-9am - Wednesdays; weekly or biweekly; 1-month commitment


  • Driving and carrying 50+ lbs of produce
  • Communicating with Feeding San Diego and KFG staff
  • Collecting produce on-site and packing it into crates


  1. Start: Kitchens for Good, 404 Euclid Avenue,  San Diego, CA 92114
  2. Partner Site: 414 S. 31st Street San Diego, CA 92113 (rear parking lot)
  3. End: Kitchens for Good, 404 Euclid Avenue,  San Diego, CA 92114


  • Ability to pass DMV Driving Record Screening and provide proof of automobile insurance
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and have access to a cell phone
  • Punctual -- the distribution starts at 8:00am sharp

SUPPORT: Food Rescue Volunteers participate in an orientation and “ride along” training guided by the Volunteer Coordinator. A schedule of shifts and protocol for shift coverage will be provided. Food Rescue Volunteers are welcome to share shifts amongst themselves - the Volunteer Coordinator facilitates this process.

GET INVOLVED:  Want to help us expand our food rescue? Please email or call (619) 450-4040 to express your interest in this role.


  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Please email Nina at or call (619) 800-7311 to set up a training shift.