Pantry Volunteers

Help our pantry crew keep our busy grocery distribution going! Volunteers welcome and directly serve clients as they receive their grocery bags from the outdoor food pantry. They organize produce, keep grocery staples well-stocked, and help set-up and take down the pantry at opening and closing times (9 am and 3 pm). Volunteers assist the Pantry Manager with receiving, sorting, stocking and storing produce, bread, and nonperishable food items and packing food bags/boxes. Pantry assistants also ensure the pantry remains clean and organized with the help of staff and volunteers, and that clients are well attended.

Pantry volunteers help Loaves and Fishes distribute grocery bags to more than 600 families every month! Help us make a real difference in the Pajaro Valley community by maintaining dignity, empowerment, and respect with all clients, staff and volunteers of Loaves and Fishes while serving up much-needed supplemental groceries.

Morning 8 am – 11:30 am • Mid-shift 11:30 am – 1 pm • Afternoon 1 pm – 3:30 pm

Our pantry shifts are organized based around our pantry hours (9–11:30 am, 1–3 pm) including set up and clean up time. Individuals who are bilingual (English/Spanish) have food handling knowledge and safety training are especially appreciated!