Feeding San Diego is the largest hunger-relief organization in the county, distributing healthy food and providing nutrition education to local residents who are struggling with hunger. The nonprofit organization is one of more than 200 member food banks comprising Feeding America, which provides four billion meals to families, children, seniors and others at risk of hunger each year.
The Sharp Lends a Hand team is looking for volunteers to help Feeding San Diego in its warehouse and distribution center. All projects are geared around bagging, boxing and distributing food.
If this event is full, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, and asked to be placed on our waitlist.
If you need to cancel your registration for this event,
please call 1-800-827-4277 Monday through Friday, 7 am to 7 pm, or log in to your account to cancel online.
Please park in the lot in front of the warehouse.
Please account for and include the names of all guests during the registration process. To accomplish this online, please add as many guests as you will have to your registration basket before checkout.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to start time to allow time to park and check in with the on-site coordinator at the volunteer desk.
- Dress comfortably in layers (the warehouse is not temperature controlled) and wear your Sharp Lends a Hand T-shirt and closed-toe shoes. Open-toed shoes, heels or sandals are not permitted due to safety reasons. We recommend you bring your own work gloves, but they are not required.
- Bring a signed copy of the Feeding San Diego waiver and release form that will be emailed to you immediately after registration.
- Feeding San Diego will not provide food or drinks. Feel free to bring your own snacks and refreshments and eat them in the designated areas (food and drinks are not allowed inside the warehouse).
- Please leave purses, jewelry and other valuables at home. Sharp HealthCare and Feeding San Diego will not be responsible for any missing personal belongings.
How do I obtain a Sharp Lends a Hand T-shirt?
The Sharp Lends a Hand T-shirts are not event-specific, so if you have volunteered in a past event, you don't need to obtain another T-shirt. If you are volunteering for the first time, you may pick up your T-shirt at Spectrum by going to the second floor and following the signs to the T-shirt location. We have sizes ranging from child medium to adult XXXL.
The Spectrum building is open from 6 am to 6 pm and you must have your Sharp ID for access into the building. If you cannot come to Spectrum, please arrange to have a Sharp employee pick one up for you. Unfortunately, we cannot interoffice mail the shirts.
Can I bring my children?
Sharp HealthCare encourages our team members to bring their families to our volunteer events whenever possible. Due to safety reasons, children under the age of 6 may not volunteer for this event. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To obtain a community service certificate for your child’s school, email Sharp Lends a Hand after the event.
For more information, please review the Feeding San Diego FAQs page on SharpNET or email Sharp Lends a Hand.