Opportunity Details

Senior Services, Hunger & Homelessness
Low-income communities
Collecting, Sorting & Packaging,Food Preparation & Meal Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 13+, Minimum Age:14+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Assemble Bags of Food for Seniors

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Grey Bears.

Volunteers are needed to help on the Brown Bag program: assembling bags of fresh produce for seniors on Thursday and Friday mornings between 7:30am and 9am.
Before volunteering we ask that you attend an orientation. We hold an orientation every Thursday at 1pm in the main office of Grey Bears.

We also always need drivers to deliver bags of groceries to distribution sites and to homebound seniors (and we’ll reimburse your gas mileage!).

The Grey Bears Brown Bag Program is one of the most efficient and successful food distribution programs in the United States. Volunteers glean the fields, help collect donated food from local stores and supermarkets, assemble bags of food in our warehouse and deliver it to a network of sites and medically homebound seniors throughout Santa Cruz County every week. This year, through our produce recovery program, Grey Bears will distribute 2.6 million pounds of fresh, nutritious food to 4,200 Santa Cruz County seniors.

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**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.


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1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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