Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness, Family Services
Families, Homeless
Disaster Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

FOOD: Assemble & Deliver Food Bags for Safe Parking Program

Every night at four secured lots, Jewish Family Service operates a Safe Parking Program for unsheltered San Diegans living in their vehicles, many of whom are experiencing homelessness for the first time. A car is often a critical, final asset, allowing for transportation to work and school, access to services, and the ability to seek employment. 

Access to food is always a challenge for Safe Parking Program participants as they have to make daily decisions between gas, food, and even medicine with their limited resources.

Their basic nutrition needs have only increased since health orders have closed many local businesses and restaurants, reducing food resources. While nightly Safe Parking dinners continue to be provided by generous community donors, JFS has also secured bulk breakfast and lunch items to meet the daily needs of Safe Parking clients, many of whom are now on their lots 24 hours a day. 

With more food to distribute, they need more hands! This position entails packing the pre-purchased breakfast and lunch items into bags at the JFS main campus, and then delivering them in the afternoon to their three San Diego City Safe Parking Program Lots. 


Project Requirements & Important Notes

  • Shifts: 12:00pm-4:00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, sign up here

  • Screening: Volunteers must complete a Background Check and a DMV Check. They will also need to complete HIPAA Level 1. 

  • Note: Volunteers must have sufficient space in their personal vehicle to fit multiple bins of food, OR willingness to make multiple trips.


About Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Jewish Family Service (JFS) is a client-centered, impact-driven organization working to build a stronger, healthier, more resilient San Diego.

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2020

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