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Become A Volunteer

Who can Volunteer?

IAATK relies on individuals and volunteer groups to help us pack food distribute food.  Anyone who is 11 years of age and older is welcome to volunteer. You may volunteer one time, or on a regular basis.

Volunteers are required to sign up for a shift using our online registration system. This form is a request for a volunteer shift. We need your help now more than ever!

An IAATK representative will contact you via email the day before regarding your status, to confirm your volunteer date, and provide address for distribution location.

IAATK response to the COVID19 Health Crisis. The Feed the Kids Food Program has been asked to stay open and continue to provide food to the needy families.

Below are the adjustments that we are making at the Feed the Kids Food Program:

We are making our food distribution a “no touch service."

Here’s how:

  1. As to shopping for their items, families will now receive pre-packed bags of fresh produce, bread and non-perishable food in drive thru and walk up service

  2. Pre-packaged bags will speed up the distribution .

  3. We will ask clients for walk up service to stand 4 to 6 feet apart while in line.

  4. Volunteers will also stand/sit 4 to 6 feet apart

  5. If volunteers are available, we will extend the service hours to reduce the number of people on site at any given time.


The Feed the Kids Food Program is equipped with the following to reduce the spread of germs:

  • Masks

  • Non-latex, vinyl gloves

  • Clorox wipes

  • Access to sinks with hot water and soap for proper hand washing


We are also following the General COVID-19 recommendations:

  1. Immediately send home any staff and/or volunteers if they display signs of illness.

  2. Allow staff and volunteer breaks for proper hand washing (wash for a minimum of 20 seconds).

  3. Increase the visibility and importance of hand washing in the restrooms and throughout the food pantry.

  4. Provide gloves to all staff and volunteers.

  5. Advise people to avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth whenever possible.

We will update this post with any developments that may impact or change our program and continue to take direction from the CDC, Health Department, San Diego Food Bank, Feeding San Diego and other appropriate agencies to ensure we are implementing the appropriate measures to create a safe environment for our staff, volunteers and clients.

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