Our warehouses and community distribution sites can accommodate groups of five or more. Groups of four or fewer are treated as individual volunteers. The maximum group size varies depending on where and when you want to volunteer, but in general, we can accommodate groups of up to 30 to sort food at our Cypress Center in North San Jose, and up to 15 at our Bing Center in San Carlos.
Community food distribution sites generally need individuals and group size capacity depends on the space limitations and the number of regularly attending volunteers at each site, but in general, accept groups of about 10.
We ask that groups are mindful when making reservations. As we heavily rely on volunteers, we also rely on groups bringing the number of people they commit to. We encourage group leaders to monitor their group size and contact us if the expected number decreases. Group leaders can see who has registered within the group through this form, with the email address of the group leader and the reservation number (GR-####).