Through our Food Distribution Program, Grateful Hearts serves vulnerable and marginalized populations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties focusing on ensuring that people who are in immediate need, are not food deprived. Distributing up to 10,000 meals per month, Grateful Hearts is always in need of volunteers to provide services to the most vulnerable members of our community. By volunteering a few hours of your time, you will help Grateful Hearts continue to pursue its mission of Providing Hope for the Hurting!
There are various activities that volunteers partake in during their volunteer time in our Food Distribution Program. Those activities include:
Sorting Donated Food
Volunteers help inspect, sort and pack perishable and non-perishable food for distribution by checking for expiration dates, discarding expired items, and maintaining the pantry area clean and organized.
Distributors/Client Assistant Distributors:
Volunteers assist with setting up our outdoor distribution.
Assist clients through the lines by checking them in for their appointments.
Deliver food to the clients’ vehicles.
Volunteers may also help sorting & organizing warehouse donations as well as assist with other warehouse projects.
We welcome school groups, work groups. club groups, church groups, etc. Groups must be less than 20 individuals at a time.
We welcome individuals seeking to serve others, including students seeking to complete service learning hours.
Court Order Volunteers:
We welcome individuals seeking to complete their court ordered community service hours; we are an approved worksite.
-Flexible and has a desire to support our staff & our mission
-Minimum age requirement is 14
–No walk-ins allowed. all volunteers must register online. To register, please contact our Storehouse Coordinator, Lizbeh Garcia at: firstname.lastname@example.org
-All volunteers are asked to complete a liability release prior to participating in programs at Grateful Hearts
-All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.
-Must have the ability to lift up to 30lb.
-We have made adjustments to our daily operations in order to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and to continue to serve our clients. For this reason: