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Volunteer

You can make a difference in your community!

Area families and seniors depend on the food that our volunteers sort, box and repackage in our Volunteer Center.

Whether you’re volunteering as an individual or as part of a group, spending a few hours at the Foodbank makes for a great field trip or team-building experience.

Our Volunteer Center bustles with activity five days a week and the results are real.

Last year, volunteers packaged 5.6 million pounds of food.

Sign up for a shift

Didn’t find an open shift that works for your schedule?

Try reaching out to your neighborhood agencies. Many of our agency partners are in need of volunteers. And the best part? They’re right in your backyard! Click the link below and enter your address to get a list of pantries closest to you. The list includes contact information, so feel free to call the pantry directly to ask about volunteer opportunities.

Find Your Pantry

Have more questions about volunteering?

Contact Us


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

Morning ShiftAfternoon Shift
SundayClosed
MondayClosed
Tuesday9:00 a.m. to Noon4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday9:00 a.m. to Noon4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday9:00 a.m. to Noon1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday9:00 a.m. to Noon1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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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