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Food Donation Pick-Up and Delivery (Smart & Final)

Purpose: Lifeline Community Services is the beneficiary of Smart & Final's donation program. Its purpose is to donate extra inventory to organizations that focus on serving children, education, or health and human organizations. Every week, on Wednesday mornings, a volunteer picks up food donations at Smart & Final San Marcos location and delivers them one of Lifeline’s San Marcos locations. All donations are available on a first come, first serve basis to Lifeline clients.

Work Sites

  • Smart & Final: 770 W. San Marcos Blvd, San Marcos, CA 92078
  • Lifeline Community Services: San Marcos, CA 92078

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Specific Activities
  • Pick-up of food donations every Wednesday morning between 10 - 11 am from Smart & Final's San Marcos location
  • Transport and deliver donations directly from Smart & Final to Lifeline’s San Marcos location
  • Sort and inventory donations
  • Organize and shelf donations for easy access and distribution
  • Must have own, reliable transportation
  • Early morning availability every Wednesday
  • Ability to transfer donations from shopping cart to vehicle
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. at a time
  • Must have friendly and helpful demeanor
  • 6 month minimum commitment

Hours: Process can take between 30-45 minutes from start (Smart & Final arrival) to finish (Lifeline departure)

Dress Code: Casual Attire and closed-toe shoes

Security Checks: DMV Print Out (Driver’s Record), Live Scan Background Check, TB & Drug Screening