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Curbside Volunteers – Produce Distribution

Studies show that children learn better when they are well-nourished. We are calling on our public school families and community members to support the wellness of our children by volunteering to support our Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Food & Nutrition Services (FNS) efforts. PUSD FNS has teamed up with the *Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to provide fresh produce and USDA food boxes to area families, thanks to funding from **CalFresh. This program will distribute produce and shelf stable food from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Meals and produce will be distributed solely for pick-up and are not consumed on site.

There are two ways you can help:

  • Prep produce at the PUSD Warehouse from 9 AM – Noon or earlier, depending on when we are finished. If you can help for a shorter time, please sign up and note what time you must leave. Thank you!
    • Upcoming prep events on Tuesdays monthly:
      • Mar 26
      • Apr 23
      • May 21
      • June 11
  • Pass out produce at a school distribution site from 7 – 8:30 AM.
    • Upcoming distribution events on Wednesdays monthly:
      • Mar 27
      • Apr 24
      • May 22
      • June 12

Sign ups to these volunteer events are usually posted at the beginning of each month.


Volunteer Restrictions and Instructions:

  • Volunteers must be able to lift heavy boxes of fruit and vegetables. Boxes are typical of CSA (community-supported agriculture) and depending on the fruits and vegetables offered, can weigh between 5 – 20 lbs.
  • Arrive at the start of your shift.
  • Volunteers should wear closed-toe shoes.
  • Please see the specifics on the sign-up pages linked to above.

We are asking for a specific number of volunteers. If you cannot make your shift, please let us know right away.

Never volunteer if you are not feeling well. Cancel your shift.

*Banner image courtesy of LA Regional Food Bank.

**California’s CalFresh Healthy Living, with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – USDA SNAP, produced this material. These institutions are equal opportunity providers and employers. For important nutrition information, visit www.CalFreshHealthyLiving.org.

Sign up to Volunteer

Adults view our Indemnity Waiver, Medical and Photo Release.

NOTE: All those who volunteer agree to our standard Indemnity Waiver, Medical and Photo Release by default.

Please make sure you have read the release before you commit to serve.