Help End Local Hunger at Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo

Volunteer time to help the hungry

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012  |  Updated 11:36 AM PDT
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Description: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the trusted leader dedicated to ending local hunger. Since its inception in 1974, Second Harvest has become one of the largest food banks in the nation, providing food to an average of nearly one quarter of a million people each month. The Food Bank mobilizes individuals, companies, and community partners to connect people to the nutritious food they need. Nearly half of the food distributed is fresh produce. Second Harvest also plays a leading role in promoting federal nutrition programs and educating families on how to make healthier food choices.

Name: Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Type of Work: Various volunteer opportunities are available through Second Harvest, from food sorting at one of our warehouses, to assisting at food distribution sites, to administrative support and much more. We have individual and group opportunities. All opportunities must be scheduled in advance.
Contact: Website http://www.shfb.org/volunteer to view all current volunteer opportunities               
Santa Clara County Food Sorting Opportunities: Colleen Murphy 408 266-8866 x 247 email cmurphy@shfb.org                 
San Mateo County Food Sorting Opportunities: Rita Guntern 650 610-0800 x 415 email rguntern@shfb.org
Requirements: Minimum age to volunteer is 14 years of age. Volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 need provide our signed Parent Guardian Permission Slip. All volunteers need to complete, sign and provide our Volunteer Agreement. Both of these forms are available online at http://www.shfb.org/volunteer as well as more detailed information as to requirements.

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