Northern CALIFORNIA Sites - March 22, 2014

EAST BAY (CONCORD) – FOOD BANK OF CONTRA COSTA & SOLANO

Food Bank of Contra Costa and SolanoSign up
USC Alumni Club of the East Bay

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM or 1:00 – 4:00 PM
4010 Nelson Ave, Concord, CA 94520

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano works to end hunger and increase access to nutritious food for low-income individuals and families through a comprehensive group of programs that combat hunger and its causes. Join us at the warehouse to inspect and/or sort donated food and box fresh produce.

Project Contact: Tracey Montoya, (408) 592-4974

SACRAMENTO – PLACER FOOD BANK

Placer Food BankSign up
USC Alumni Club of Sacramento

12:30 - 3:15 PM
8284 Industrial Avenue, Roseville, CA 95678

Placer Food Bank (PFB), the leading hunger-relief charity in Placer, El Dorado and Nevada counties, serves as the primary food collector and distribution center in the area, distributing food to the hungry through a network of over 60 local organizations.
Volunteers will perform various food bank activities including sorting and inspecting.

Project Contact: Gary Shimotsu, 916.325.1880 and Cathe Moody, 916.624.0322


SAN FRANCISCO - LADY SHAW SENIOR HOUSING

Lady Shaw Senior HousingSign up
USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association - Bay Area Committee

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
1483 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94133

In partnership with the organization Self-Help for the Elderly (SHE), which has been assisting multicultural Bay Area seniors since 1966, volunteers will interact with the facility’s 75 residents and play bingo. We will also serve lunch.

Project Contact: Angel Chen (925) 577-6888

SAn Francisco – PRoject Open Hand

Project Open HandSign up
USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association

11:30 - 4:00 PM
730 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to seniors and the critically ill. Our project will begin with an educational orientation and a complimentary lunch, after which we will work in the Grocery Center. Tasks may include sorting, bagging, culling food items, stocking shelves, shopping for clients or assisting in the kitchen.

Project Contact: Steven Tang (626) 456-4872

SAN FRANCISCO – MARINE MAMMAL CENTER

Marine Mammal CenterSign up
USC Alumni Club of San Francisco

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2000 Bunker Road - Fort Cronkhite, Sausalito, CA 94965


We will help in the fish kitchen, assisting the volunteer animal-care crew with washing dishes, sterilizing buckets and, if needed, prepping the afternoon feeds which may include sorting fish.

Project Contact: Dean Tanaka, (415) 513-2466

SAN FRANCISCO – SAN FRANCISCO ZOO

San Francisco ZooSign Up
USC Alumni Club of San Francisco

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
1 Zoo Rd, San Francisco, CA 94132

For our 3rd annual SF Zoo volunteer project, we'll help restore and beautify the park and exhibits with physical, but fun, tasks such as moving sand and stones and other duties that will require some lifting and bending. Afterwards, volunteers are welcome to enjoy the zoo.

Project Contact: Rosa Sanchez, (415) 637-5954

SAN JOSE – SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

Second Harvest Food BankSign up
USC Alumni Club of Silicon Valley

9:30 -11:30 AM
Cypress Center, 4001 North 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95134

All volunteers must bring completed and signed forms; minimum volunteer age is 14, and those under 18 must bring both the Youth Permission Form and Volunteer Agreement (parent or guardian 21 or older must accompany any minor ages 14-15). No shorts, tank tops, purses or backpacks permitted (please leave all valuables in the trunk of your car); closed-toe shoes required. Please consider bringing donations of non-perishable food items, especially high-protein foods such as tuna and peanut butter or meals in a can like stews and soups – one can or case makes a difference.

Project Manager: Cody Guerrero

SAN LUIS OBISPO – PORT SAN LUIS BEACH

Port San Luis BeachSign up
USC Alumni Chapter of San Luis Obispo

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3950 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach, CA 9342


Please bring garden gloves and dress warmly in layers. ECOSLO will provide buckets, trash claws and trash bags. Please, wear closed-toed shoes ONLY – no sandals. Note that the harbor master is aware of our project, but Port San Luis is not involved in this clean-up.

Project Contact: Valerie Fishel (805) 440-8049

SANTA ROSA – REDWOOD EMPIRE FOOD BANK

Redwood Empire Food BankSign up
USC Alumni Club of San Francisco-North Bay Region

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3900 Brickway Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Volunteers will sort and bag food and produce in the main warehouse, along with other projects. An orientation and facility tour is included.

Project Contact: Change project contact to Susan Csordas, (415) 465-4550