The Food Bank relies on volunteers to distribute food every day to those in need and therefore play a key role in ensuring that people in need have access to nutritious food. We hope that you can join us in our mission to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County. Help us build a healthier community, ask your friends, co-workers, or family to join your efforts and spend a day making a difference in your community!

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Program Requirements

  • Closed-toe shoes are REQUIRED.
  • Volunteers be at least 16 years or older when forklifts are in operation (this applies to most warehouse volunteer opportunities)

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by Warehouse Volunteers to successfully perform the essential functions of most volunteer opportunities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The ability to stand for extended periods of time;
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer);
  • The ability to lift, carry, and load up to 50 pounds;
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, climb, and crouch repeatedly throughout shift.

Groups & Special Projects

  • To learn more about group or special project opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator directly at

Community Work Service

If you have been ordered to complete community work service or have been given the option to perform community work service (CWS) in lieu of paying your fine, you can complete your hours at our warehouse facilities after enrolling through a Community Work Service agency ». Please bring your work service hour time sheet with you when you volunteer.

Contact Us

Haley Trengove
Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator
P: (805) 975-5688

Our mission is to work with a network of community partners to alleviate hunger in San Luis Obispo County and build a healthier community.

501c3 Non-Profit Tax ID # 77-02-107-27

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