Food banks and food rescue organizations are plentiful in Long Beach. Here are a few that offer regular volunteer opportunities.
Food Finders is a regional food rescue organization. Individuals, families, businesses, and organized groups are welcome to volunteer. Many opportunities are available for persons who are ready and able to devote their time to the process of food rescue–with options for short-term and long-term commitments. View general info on their website or call 562.283.1400x113.
Food Bank of Southern California
Food Bank of Southern California serves the broader region, but is located in West Long Beach. Opportunities to volunteer at their warehouse, as a group, or at a mobile food distribution. You can also call for inquiries at 562.435.3577x216 or view general information on their website.
Christian Outreach in Action
COA has daily meals and pantry food distributions in the morning and afternoons at their 3rd Street location near Downtown Long Beach. Help with sorting or distribution daily. They can be contacted at (562) 432-1440. More info can be found on their website before signing up.
Long Beach Community Table
LB Community Table offers daily opportunities to volunteer sorting donations, doing pickups, dropoffs, packing for homebound delivery, and admin support. Call them directly at 562.548.0774 or visit their general website.
Long Beach Rescue Mission
LB Rescue Mission offers hot meals daily for lunch and dinner and offers regular volunteer opportunities at those times on Pacific Ave. Attending a volunteer orientation on the Second Saturday of the month at 9am is required before volunteering. Contact them at (562) 591-1292 ext. 102 or visit their volunteer page before signing up.