powered by people

Our passionate volunteers make our mission possible.

Sharing Excess is fueled by hundreds of loving people that are dedicated to bridging the gap between food excess and scarcity. Whether you're driving, distributing food at pop-up events, or sorting produce donations, you'll make a meaningful impact while having fun. Join us and be a part of the food rescue solution today!

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Volunteer Opportunities

Food Rescue

Pick up food donations from retailers, restaurants, and grocery stores.

Our mobile app will guide you from pickup to delivery. As a volunteer, you'll collect/weigh food donations, and then transport them to nearby hunger relief organizations. Flexible and great for individuals looking to support with their own vehicle when they can.

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Produce Gleaning

Sorting produce donations at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market.

To date, Sharing Excess has rescued more than 20 million pounds of fresh produce from the generous vendors at PWPM. Help our team sort through boxes of produce so that local food banks and organizations can get the freshest possible produce to communities in need across the city. Great for individuals, teams, companies, and volunteer days!

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Pop-Up Distribution

Bringing free food to a neighborhood near you.

Experience the magic of our iconic pop-up food distributions happening at various locations across the city. It's a unique opportunity to distribute food excess in a fun and inviting atmosphere. Expect lots of food, great vibes, and music to shimmy to. Bring your friends, wave a sign, and join the movement to Free Food! These events are perfect for both groups and individuals who want to make a difference.

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Saturdays at the Sharehouse

Our distribution hub for weekend distributions.

Located in the heart of West Philly at 5109 Warren Street, the "Sharehouse" has been a central place for dozens of community organizations to pick up food for their Saturday distributions across the city. You can join us in packing home deliveries, moving pallets, and loading up partners who come to pick up on a regular basis. Great for individuals and small groups!

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Share your talent

Have a skill that you think can help our mission?

From graphic design to event planning, marketing to photography, outreach to fundraising, your talents can help us amplify our mission and make a real difference in the fight against food waste and hunger. Volunteer your talent and let your skills shine for a cause that truly matters. Let us know how you can help, or ask us what areas we could use help in!

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