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Volunteer Opportunities at Food Banks

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Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Food Bank’s mission. Every day, Food Bank volunteers are making a tangible contribution to our communities. Last year, volunteers logged over 157,000 hours – equivalent to over 75 full time employees!

Please review the important information below about volunteering for the Food Bank, then check out our Branch Signup Page to get involved!

Additionally, our Volunteer Opportunities Page describes various available activities in detail.

Age Guidelines

Volunteers 18 years and older can join us anytime during warehouse volunteer hours. Youth aged 12 to 17 are welcome to volunteer at our warehouses with a parent/guardian. Children 5 to 11 years of age can volunteer with an adult through our Kids Day program currently offered at our Raleigh, Durham and Greenville branch locations.

Kids Day

Volunteering is a wonderful way for kids to learn about the Food Bank and the issue of hunger. The Food Bank offers monthly event for youth between the ages of 5 and 12 called Kids Day!
During Kids Day, volunteers will tour our warehouse and participate in an age-appropriate food sorting project. An example of a Kids Day volunteer project is repackaging bulk food into family-size portions. Kids Day is a great opportunity for families and groups of all sizes!
Kids Day is offered in at our Durham, Greenville and Raleigh branches. All youth must be accompanied by an adult. If bringing a group, please call ahead to schedule a time slot. Please note: Warehouse Dress & Guidelines apply to Kids Days. Please review the guidelines before arrival.
Additionally, the Food Bank encourages kids to volunteer for the Food Bank by holding a food drive or a fundraiser, such as a lemonade stand. Consider holding a “Virtual Lemonade Stand” for friends and family using our Personal Fundraising Tool!

Groups

We are delighted to host groups our warehouses! Volunteering with the Food Bank is a great activity for school, business, civic or religious groups.
Sign up by contacting a branch staff member at your chosen location!

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