Give Time

We are grateful for your interest in helping the St. Louis Area Foodbank ease food insecurity across our region. Our efforts would not be possible without volunteers of all ages and abilities.

Whether you volunteer to sort and pack meals, help with distribution, or donate your own talents, it is easy to see the positive impact you are making in the lives of our neighbors and communities. In 2021, volunteers helped the St. Louis Area Foodbank provide over 41 million meals across 26 counties in Missouri and Illinois by donating more than 62,000 hours of service. To learn more about our volunteer programs, read more about the specific opportunities listed below.

Getting Involved with St. Louis Area Foodbank


We have several ways to volunteer your time, including:

  • Volunteer Center: Sorting and Repackaging Projects
  • Distribution Events
  • Volunteer at a Pantry
  • Lead Volunteers
  • Internships

Click the button below to fill out the form and one of our team members will contact you.

Be An Advocate

Engage your community in the fight against hunger by shedding light on the reality of food insecurity in your own backyard. Talk to friends, family, and colleagues about the solutions to hunger.


Are you a student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program? Consider applying for an internship to earn class credit and valuable non-profit experience. See our current internship opportunities on the career page of our website.

Bring a Group to the Hunger Engagement Center

Bring your entire team, office, classroom, or community group together and support the mission of the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Overlooking our dynamic Volunteer Center and Warehouse, the St. Louis Area Foodbank’s Hunger Engagement Center (HEC) is a multi-functional and flexible space designed to accommodate groups of 15 to 180. This fully equipped space is perfect for hosting board meetings, seminars, and corporate retreats. The HEC is also available for private events.

Already scheduled for a volunteer shift? We are more than happy to work with you to plan a custom program for after your volunteer session so that your group members get the most out of their visit. We are here to make your team’s next outing a success!

To learn more about the Hunger Engagement Center and how we can accommodate and customize your next field trip, meeting, volunteer experience, or program, you can email us at or call: 314-292-6262.

Help Someone in Your Community – Donate Now

Those affected by recent flooding and ongoing food security challenges rely on caring people like you for nourishing meals. Your support will empower our neighbors with food and hope.

Stay in the know!

Sign up to receive STL Area Foodbank Newsletters


Are you in need of food?

Find a nearby pantry or a food distribution event near you!