Napa Valley CanDo
- The current location for the Napa Farmers Market is the City of Napa parking lot located at 1100 West Street in downtown Napa (intersection of Pearl and West). The market is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- The Farmers Market is following direction from Napa County Public Health and will provide updates via social media and email if the situation changes. You can also get updates directly at the Napa Farmers Market Website: https://napafarmersmarket.org/
- The Farmers Market team has put stringent measures in place to keep everyone safe.
- Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring water if it's hot. Masks are optional.
NAPA VALLEY CanDo's FOOD RESCUE TEAM
WHAT WE DO
Every Saturday year-round, Napa Valley CanDo's Food Rescue Team volunteers collect produce that might otherwise go to waste. This is donated by our generous Farmers Market vendors. The "rescued" food goes to the Napa Food Bank and to other local entities that help ease food insecurity in Napa County. The donations are delivered by Dave Busby of Feeding It Forward. The week before your volunteer date, you'll receive an email confirming time and meeting place.
HOW IT WORKS
11:15 Arrive at Farmers Market main entrance, Pearl across from Yajome. You don't have to wait in line. Just tell the FM personnel that you're volunteering with CanDo. Meet up with other Food Rescue Team volunteers (we wear bright yellow safety vests with the CanDo logo on the back.)
11:30 Distribute bins to participating vendors.
11:50ish Start collecting and weighing the full bins. Dave Busby, of Feeding It Forward, arrives and we transfer the donations to his van. He takes everything to various food-distribution points throughout the valley: the Food Bank, the homeless shelter, farmworker housing sites, and more.
WHAT YOU NEED
During the summer, bring a resuable water bottle and a hat. It can be hot.
Please wear shoes with closed toes.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Scroll down and choose an empty slot on the Saturday of your choice, year-round.
Follow the instructions to sign up.
You'll receive a reminder from SignUp Genius, and one from us, the week before the date you chose.
To delete your signup, position your cursor over your name. Then click the green X in the black box that appears.
Lead Volunteer This slot is for those who are experienced and are comfortable doing this job on their own or with new volunteers. If you are new, just choose a regular "Volunteer" slot.
Volunteer slots are for first-timers or experienced volunteers.
Late-arrival volunteers join us at 11:50 just to help with the pickup, sorting, and weighing. Not for first-time volunteers.
NOTE: There are times when the full bins are very heavy. Please let us know if you can't do this heavy lifting; there are other ways you can help!
1100 West St, Napa, CA 94559 (Pearl St. entrance)