Volunteers needed! The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services and San Diego Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD) have contracted with Jewish Family Services (JFS) San Diego to provide meals and groceries to over 90% of food insecure seniors in the County through their 211 system.  
Team Rubicon, a volunteer disaster response organization is coordinating volunteer logistics for JFS.  Volunteers are urgently needed to pick up and deliver food boxes to seniors.  Deliveries are non-contact and follow safety guidelines.
Volunteers may select a morning shift (8:30 am to noon) or an afternoon shift (1-4:00 pm) and a day or days that are convenient for them.  Volunteer routes are selected to promote ease of navigation within a common neighborhood.  An average route size is approximately 16 boxes with a weight of about 25 pounds per box.  Routes are divided regionally by day according to the following schedule:
  • Mondays: Central San Diego and Mission Valley
  • Tuesdays: East County
  • Wednesdays: Downtown and coastal communities from La Jolla to Coronado
  • Thursdays: North County
  • Fridays: South County
Volunteers report to the main JFS Facility, the Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus Community Services Building, 8804 Balboa Avenue, San Diego, CA  92123 to select their route and pick up their delivery boxes.
If you are interested in volunteering with FJS and Team Rubicon to provide senior food deliveries or would like more information about the program, please contact Chula Vista Sunrise Rotarian, Gina Woodward by email at southbayhelps@gmail.com or by text at (619) 500-4864.