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Have time to spare?  Westside Food Bank could use you! Please also consider participating in our annual Hunger Walk! 

Produce Sorting - Fridays, 10:30am

(Food Bank Warehouse in Santa Monica)

Produce sorting involves coming to our warehouse to box fresh produce donations.  Individuals interested in produce sorting can drop by Friday morning from 10:30am-12:30pm to participate, no RSVP necessary.

For groups interested in produce sorting, e-mail Allison Griffith to schedule a sort.

Hunger Walk Volunteer - Flexible Times

Help eliminate hunger in your community by signing up to volunteer for Westside Food Bank's 24th Annual Hunger Walk. Westside Food Bank is currently seeking out a team of volunteers who can help us reach our goal of increasing participation in our 24th Annual Hunger Walk - a 5K walk along the beach in Santa Monica intended to raise awareness about hunger in our local community. Volunteers would be responsible for reaching out to local businesses, schools, clubs and other organizations to encourage them to form teams of employees, friends and family to participate in the Hunger Walk. It's free to register and participate in the walk, and fundraising is completely optional. We are hoping to attract numerous walking teams from various business sectors and to encourage businesses to form friendly competitions among their competitors for the most walkers, the most funds raised, etc. For example, we'd love to have several local hotels form teams, several real estate offices, law firms, etc.

While the focus will be on recruiting more walkers, volunteers will also provide information to local businesses on becoming business sponsors of the event and/or donating items for our raffle and silent auction. Volunteers will have the ability to make a great impact as every dollar that is raised from the Hunger Walk will provide 4 meals to our neighbors in need. Volunteers with established connections within the local business community are especially needed. Thank you so much for your interest in this opportunity. We hope that with your help we can continue to raise awareness about hunger in our community and work together to raise funds to provide healthy meals to our neighbors in need.

To sign up to volunteer, please fill out the following volunteer request form. To learn more about the Hunger Walk, please visit our Hunger Walk page. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Michael Girsback.

Occasional - Food Sorting

(Food Bank Warehouse in Santa Monica, various times)                      

Food sorting involves coming to our warehouse to organize and box food that we have received during food drives.  All ages from 5 years old and up can participate. (Great family-friendly service opportunity)  E-mail Allison Griffith and she will let you know about upcoming food sorting events which usually take place during afternoons, weekends and evenings.

Occasional - Office Volunteering

(Food Bank Office in Santa Monica, weekdays)

Office volunteering involves coming to our office to help with various office related tasks. We can use volunteers on an occasional or longer-term basis. Volunteers should at least be familiar with Microsoft Word and basic computer operations. Currently, we could use volunteers to assist with the following:

  • Preparation of mailings and thank-you letters
  • Filing, copying and other routine office tasks
  • Data Entry
  • Scanning documents into our document management system

Please e-mail or telephone Allison Griffith to discuss office volunteering opportunities.

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Westside Food Bank
1710 22nd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone:(310) 828-6016
Fax:(310) 828-2646
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