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Volunteer with Groceries for Seniors

If volunteering your time to help Groceries for Seniors create and pack over 200 grocery bags each morning is something you’re interested in, we’re always looking for helping hands.

Groceries for Seniors open our doors every Monday through Thursday, 8:30 – 11:00 am, welcoming all who’ve come to assist us. We operate out of the basement auditorium of Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral, 660 California Street (at Grant Ave) in San Francisco. Sorting through produce, lifting boxes of 30 to 40 lbs., and light cleanup, including wiping down tables and sweeping our workspace floor, may be some of the needed tasks. We reward our volunteers with a free bag of the groceries we packed that day, in addition to free coffee, tea and pastries (when available). If volunteering with Groceries for Seniors sounds like something you’d like to try, please email Tim Thompson, Executive Director, at or call him at (415) 916-1694.


Group Volunteer Opportunities with Groceries for Seniors

Looking for a morning volunteer outing for your work group or social club? Why not consider a team building volunteer morning with Groceries for Seniors? If you have a group of 10 members or less who are interested in joining us for a session during our Monday through Thursday work week, 8:30 – 11:00 am, we’d love for you to join us. In this past year Groceries for Seniors hosted volunteer groups from Wells Fargo, Pinterest, the Withum Group and more, and we’ve had a number of these groups sign up for another visit in the months ahead. If you’d like to learn more about Group Volunteer opportunities with Groceries for Seniors, please contact Tim Thompson, Executive Director, at or call (415) 916-1694.


School or Youth Group Volunteer Opportunities with Groceries for Seniors

Are you a teacher or youth group leader looking for a morning volunteer activity for your class or group? Please consider volunteering with Groceries for Seniors during one of our Monday through Thursday morning sessions, 8:30 – 11:00 am. We’ve had great success hosting groups of 10 students/youths or less, allowing them to work in teams as they help us assemble the grocery bags and load them into our van for delivery. We also include them in light chores like cardboard recycling, wiping down tables, and light sweeping of our workspace. Our organization has had great success with The Sterne School in San Francisco, student volunteers from University of San Francisco, and various youth groups visiting San Francisco who want to start their day giving back to the community. If planning a School outing or Youth Group visit with Groceries for Seniors interests you, please email Tim Thompson, Executive Director, at or call (415) 916-1694 for more information.

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