We are a village community and we support the village through volunteer opportunities for high school and college students, continued part time work experiences for retired individuals and community service to excuse court fees for minor infractions.

“We rise by lifting others.”

-Robert Ingersoll

Once we relocate, we will be looking for volunteers to work one or more shift a week. Volunteer roles include:

Receiving and sorting donations

Organizing and putting food on shelves or tables for distribution

Registering clients on a computer or notebook

Engage families in food selection

Managing the parking area

Other positions available:

Data entree assistant



Volunteer coordinator

Mobile Pantries may require transportation to distribution sites within San Lorenzo, Cherryland, Ashland or Castro Valley.

Volunteers may also participate in our food recovery efforts as a driver or loader at donor stores.

Hours of operation will be determined when we reopen. Days of operation are Monday through Friday and Saturday for youth volunteers and families.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering with food distribution or the food recovery program are encouraged to contact us through email at slzfoodbank@gmail.com.

Thank You

Message from the President

We are happy to welcome you to the San Lorenzo Family Help Center (SLFHC). Your work as a volunteer will help us to fulfill our mission to provide food to low-income residents in the unincorporated area of Alameda County.

The SLFHC is a private, non-affiliated, non-profit overseen by a board of directors composed of community volunteers.

We couldn’t possibly provide the needed services without the hard work of over 100 dedicated volunteers. You will be joining a wonderful group of people whose ongoing goal is to defeat hunger in Alameda County. Welcome to the San Lorenzo Family Help Center!