The Foodbank is privileged to work with over 650 volunteers from all walks of life; including retired seniors, families, high school teens,
corporate employees, clergy, and individuals in transitional living. Our volunteers contribute over 3,100 hours each month towards feeding the hungry. Annually, these 37,200 hours of direct service at $24.189 per hour (the value of volunteer time in the state of California, based on average wages computed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2012), translates to an in-kind contribution of $899,4964. These in-kind volunteer services are equivalent to having up to 24 additional full-time staff members.
Members of the community make a significant difference in the lives of hungry people. Whether it is collecting, sorting and repacking food, running special events, or conducting grassroots fund raising projects, volunteers are the daily bread of The Foodbank. Volunteers provide time, energy and financial donations that make a lasting impact on the important work of feeding the hungry.
If you or the organization you represent would like to engage in volunteerism for The Foodbank of Southern California, please provide us with your contact information and a representative of The Foodbank will be in touch with you.