Brown Bag San Mateo County

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San Mateo County Operation Brown Bag is a program that gives low-income seniors a weekly bag of groceries. There are many volunteer opportunities to assist with this program. Brown Bag sites are located throughout San Mateo County.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Home Delivery Driver

Location: Food distribution sites throughout San Mateo County

Purpose: The purpose of the Brown Bag Delivery Program is to provide weekly groceries to our homebound, low-income seniors and disabled older adults.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid California Driver's License, proof of automobile insurance, and background check
  • Warm, enthusiastic, and personable
  • Experience working with seniors is a plus
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds

Training: Will be provided on Brown Bag home delivery process and customer service requirements.

Time Commitment: One to three hours per week depending upon the number of deliveries. Volunteers need to make a nine month commitment with allowance for vacation time.

To learn more about this volunteer program, please contact Leticia Croft-Holguin, Executive Assistant of Programs and Services, at (650) 610-0800 ext. 295 or


On-site Distribution Assistance


  1. Location: South San Francisco
    Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Day: Mondays (weekly)
    Zip Code: 94080

  2. Location: Daly City
    Time: 8:45 AM – 11:00 AM
    Day: Fridays (weekly)
    Zip Code: 94014

  3. Location: Millbrae
    Time: 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM
    Day: Thursdays (weekly)
    Zip Code: 94030

Tasks: Under direction of the distribution coordinator:

  • Help give fresh, healthy, food to 200 of your low-income elderly neighbors
  • Unload boxes of food from pallets onto tables
  • Move a variety of fresh produce from outdoor bins into the distribution room
  • Carry and open sacks of produce for senior volunteers to start packing into individual bags
  • Remove empty pallets to designated area for driver pick-up
  • Move food and arrange it to facilitate the distribution process
  • Break down boxes for recycling


  • Friendly, open personality
  • Be able to lift boxes between 20-50 lbs.
  • Ability to work in a team environment

To sign up, contact:

Shirley Chang, Partnership Manager
(650) 610-0800 ext. 272
or email