Food Distribution with Redwood City Together | Community Initiative

Join us for some community volunteering! This is a monthly food distribution where 200-300 families benefit from free groceries.

This is an exciting in person, family friendly volunteer opportunity to be in community with Redwood City Together, our new Community Initiative Grantee Partner.

“This food distribution is a drive-thru distribution using pre-boxed food. Activities are hands-on and could include loading vehicles with food boxes, directing traffic, checking clients in, and helping with clean up. This volunteer activity may require some heavy lifting (a minimum of 25lbs.) and regular movement. Volunteers must be willing and able to work with people of different backgrounds and nationalities, exhibit compassion and sensitivity, maintain strict confidentiality of all member and volunteer information.”

This is hosted by Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. More details and FAQs here.

To attend this event, SV2 requires that all SV2 participants:

    1. Are COVID vaccinated and boosted at least two weeks before the event
    2. Test negative for COVID within 24 hours of the event
    3. Do not attend if you are feeling sick or are experiencing symptoms

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Badiani (, SV2 Director of Community Engagement.


As SV2’s Community Initiative gets underway, SV2 is making a significant grant and engagement investment in Redwood City Together. This amazing Grantee Partner was selected by a Core Team of community leaders, SV2 Partners, and staff who made this grant decision on behalf of SV2.

SV2’s Community Initiative is a three-year focused grantmaking and community engagement program in which SV2 Partners and staff will engage with Redwood City Together, a multi-stakeholder initiative creating measurable social impact in the Redwood City / North Fair Oaks community. We hope this work will accelerate SV2 Partners’ social change and equity journeys, help us learn about building relationships in service of common goals, and lead to impact both in the community and in SV2 as an organization. We are committed to sharing power, broadening the voices at the table, and growing in trust-based philanthropy.

This volunteering opportunity is one of many ways to get involved. We’ll share upcoming opportunities once we have more details.