Opportunity Details

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

Age Minimum (with Adult): 9+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

FOOD: Porchlight's Thanksgiving Food Distribution



Porchlight is providing Thanksgiving dinners for 40 families who wouldn't be able to afford them otherwise. Volunteers will be unloading the grab & go food boxes to stage for drive-thru distribution, as well as placing the boxes in the families' cars. 

Porchlight Community Services rescues food from going to waste and offers healthy options for low-income families with strict food restrictions and allergies that are not usually available at food pantries.  


Project Requirements & Important Notes

  • Attire: Closed-toe shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. Wear weather-appropriate attire, this project will be outside.

  • Physical Requirements: Bending, lifting, carry up to 20lbs. Restroom access is only available via stairs. Please do not attend this project if you have been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 2 weeks. Porchlight's clients are immunocompromised and they're doing everything they can to keep them safe. 

  • ​Note: Signing up as a team has been disabled for this project. Last minute team cancellations for a shift this small can be extremely detrimental to Porchlight being able to distribute food to families in need. Please sign up individually or email info@handsonsandiego.org to sign up with your child. 


About Porchlight Community Services

The mission of the Porchlight Cooperative is to relieve hunger, eliminate waste and increase the self-sufficiency of individuals.

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