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Ready to Help Fight Hunger?

Food Pantry Support

DURATION

2-4 hours

WHERE

Santa Maria Urban Ministry at 778 S. Almaden Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

WHEN

  • Monday-Fridays from 9:00 am- 11:45 am ?
  • First and third Saturdays

WHOSE HELP IS REQUIRED

Can accommodate individual volunteers or group projects.

HOW IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE

Every day Santa Maria Urban Ministry feeds more than 50 individuals and families. With a very small staff, we are dependent on the help of volunteers to pack food to feed the hungry.

DESCRIPTION

We know our clients by name; we know their children and their grandchildren. We now have families with children attending college.

Santa Maria Urban Ministry was founded in 1983 to provide emergency food to impoverished families in downtown San Jose, California. Santa Maria has provided a food pantry continuously for 37 years.

Volunteers are always needed for our Food Pantry Support!

Organizing, distributing, loading food boxes, etc.

Spanish-speaking is NOT a requirement for any of these volunteer opportunities.

  • Sort food
  • help with free farmer's market
  • make bagged lunches for the homeless

ITEMS NEEDED

Closed toed shoes and layered casual clothing (the warehouse can be cold!) and MASKS REQUIRED!


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

No experience necessary.

Youth age 10-12 preferably should have an adult  chaperone, Youth 13- adult can volunteer on their own.  

For more information about becoming a volunteer, contact alfonso.mendez@santamariasj.org or give us a call at 408-292-3314


NEXT STEPS

Check out our website and mission!  Then, contact alfonso.mendez@santamariasj.org or give us a call at 408-292-3314


WEBSITE


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  1. Contact alfonso.mendez@santamariasj.org or give us a call at 408-292-3314 to sign up for a shift!
  2. Make sure you have a mask 
  3. Be sure to coordinate with a parent/guardian
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