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

Holiday Volunteering

Want to help with Thanksgiving? Please consider volunteering with these organizations to help with their holiday preparations!

Note: Westside Food Bank is not directly involved with these events. If you have questions, please contact them directly.

EventVenueDate/TimeContact information
Dinner on the Day before ThanksgivingSt. Monica's Church, Santa MonicaWed, Nov 26, 2014, 3-6pm(310) 566-1500 x531
Dinner on ThanksgivingNew Directions for Veterans, West Los AngelesThu, Nov 27, 2014, 6am-6pm*(310) 394-3153

* Volunteers are needed from 6am to 6pm on the 27th, and also 1pm-6pm on Wednesday the 26th. Please make sure to contact the Westside Thanksgiving organizers if you have questions as New Directions is only providing the venue.

Santa Monica Pub Crawl - Saturday, Dec 13, 2014

Westside Food Bank is seeking Santa's Elves' 21 & over to help check people in at the 6th Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl on Saturday, December 13, 2014. Over 5,000 people are expected to dress in holiday costumes to make their way along a pub crawl that includes several bars and restaurants in Santa Monica. If you have any questions, or for more information please contact Michael Girsback for details.

Please fill out this form to sign up for a volunteer shift. Volunteers are encouraged to dress in holiday costumes and/or festive holiday gear.

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.

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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