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COVID-19 Update

The Foodbank is still open during the Safer at Home order! Food banks and food pantries are considered essential services, so our facility and Volunteer Center will remain open to serve communities in the bi-state region.

Volunteer shifts now consist of smaller groups where we practice social distancing and require masks and gloves. 

Our Volunteer Center is still open until further notice. Thank you for your interest in volunteering during this time of need. If you have questions or concerns, please call (314) 292-6262 COVID-19 Update

At this time, we are being extra cautious when it comes to volunteer groups in our facility. Please remember, if you or someone in your household has symptoms of acute respiratory illness, we ask that you reschedule your shift until you are symptom and fever-free without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines for two weeks. If you have traveled internationally in the past 14 days, or have been exposed to someone who has, please reschedule your shift. 

If you have tested positive for COVID, you must wait 14 days after your positive test results or until you are symptom or fever-free without the use of medication for 14 days before volunteering at the Foodbank.

Volunteers will be screened before their shift begins and we ask that you wear gloves and a face mask (provided) for the entirety of your shift. If you need to reschedule, please change your volunteer shift in VolunteerHub or call 314-292-6262. Thanks for your cooperation and understanding. We appreciate you signing up to volunteer at the Foodbank!

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All volunteers will need to fill out a volunteer waiver before their shift. Print yours now!

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SundayClosedClosedClosedClosed
Monday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Tuesday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Wednesday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Thursday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Friday8 AM - 10 AM10 AM - 12 PM1 PM - 3 PM3 PM - 5 PM
Saturday8 AM - 10 AM10:30 AM - 12:30 PMClosedClosed

Schedule:

All visits must be scheduled.

We are usually scheduling groups one to two months in advance, so depending on the size of your group, we ask that you please plan accordingly.

Time Commitment:

All shifts on all days are a full three-hour commitment.

Dress Code:

For your safety, mobility and the enjoyment of all volunteers we do have some clothing requirements, including but not limited to:

  • Closed-toed shoes
  • Clothing free of offensive language
  • Clothing that limits mobility

If you’re wearing open-toed shoes, clothing that may offend others or limit your ability to perform volunteer activities, the Foodbank’s Volunteer Center staff would be happy to reassign you to an appropriate volunteer position or may ask you to leave.

Group Size:

The average size is about 20 people per group.

However, we can easily accommodate larger groups.

Smaller groups are welcomed as are individuals – there’s plenty to do and everyone is needed!

Ages:

Three years and up. Preferably one adult for every five to ten kids under the age of 16.

Court Appointed Volunteers:

Sorry, we do not accept court appointed volunteers.

Volunteer Handbook

Volunteer Match

Many companies offer volunteer hour “matching” programs encouraging employees to support a charitable organization. Most of these programs match your time hour for hour with a monetary donation!

Please check with your company to see if it offers a volunteer hour match program or use the search box to look up companies that typically match volunteer hours.

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