Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness, Family Services
Families, Low-income communities, People with Health-based Concerns
Cleaning,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

FOOD: Food Sorting



More Than Apples helps rescue food destined for the landfill to fight food insecurity in North County families. At their weekly food distribution, volunteers sort and divide large amounts of food into individual boxes available to families for a small donation.

Volunteer tasks will include helping load 2 large trucks, sorting through all produce to identify any spoiled product, unloading all cold product indoors, and dividing all the food up into the amount of boxes they distribute (about 170 each week).

Before COVID-19 hit, MTA served about 75 families weekly, now the size of their operation has doubled. They need more hands to get food into the homes that need it.


Project Requirements & Important Notes

  • Attire: Closed-toe shoes and face masks are required. Wear clothes that can get dirty and sun protection (sunscreen/hat). 

  • Bring: Resusable water bottle

  • Physical Requirements: Must be able to bend and lift up to 50 pounds. The most help with heavy lifting is needed during the 12pm-2pm shift. Can NOT be sick or have been around anyone sick in the last 7 days.

  • Note: Volunteers are not allowed to take photos at this project. Please let the Volunteer Leader know if you have experience using a pallet jack. 


About More Than Apples

More Than Apples serves to reduce hunger/food insecurity and waste by redistributing consumable goods, providing education aimed at reduction of waste and creating a community in which consciousness, courtesy, and communal good are the core tenets.

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