Volunteers are needed at our Santa Clarita, CA location year-round to help with special events. To sign up please call us at (661) 702-8852.
We need your surplus product. We have over 600 companies that donate to us at Hunger Defense Fund. We have a tremendous need for your surplus products, overruns and excess inventories. We have one of the best distribution programs in America today. We believe the most effective way to distribute is to match the product with the need. We distribute not only in Southern California, but also through 12 states and 52 countries around the world. We pick up all our donations in a timely manner that is conducive to your company's schedule. We have (2) bobtail trucks and have access to (3) semi trucks at our disposal to pick up any donation you may have.
We graciously accept food donations: produce, canned food items, pasta, pasta sauce, beans, rice, cereal, meat products, juice, nutritional bars, sugar, and vegetable seeds.
We need funds to pay for transportation that will deliver much need supplies from other states to us here in Southern California. Our current budget for these transportation fees is $20,000. However, with the current needs we must expand that amount to $45,000.
We are starting up a training center to teach entry-level computer skills. We need to purchase (4) new computers with printers, scanners and Internet services. The total cost for this program is approximately $5,575.
Love Carton Program:
We also need sponsors for our Love Carton program. We currently distribute 3 thousands boxes per month.
We need an additional 1,000 sponsors that would contribute $10 per month so that we can distribute an additional 1,000 Love Carton to needy children and their families throughout Southern California. These food boxes will be sent to Seniors on fixed income, senior centers and shelters for unwed mothers.
We are requesting warehouse volunteers to sort and process incoming donations, with some light clean up duties included. Warehouse hours are Monday through Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm.
Food Distribution Center:
Volunteer opportunities are available at our food distribution center.
Tuesdays: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursdays: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Saturdays: 8:30am - 12:00pm
We are asking for volunteers to help at our upcoming Walk-a-Thon scheduled for September 20, 2008.
Community Wide Food Drive:
October 2008 we are kicking off our annual food drive and hope to have volunteers assist us in distributing the food.
Adopt a Family:
Volunteers are needed to participate in this special November/December 2008 event. We encourage people to adopt a family this holiday season and donate gifts to the needy children in our community.