Current Volunteer Opportunities

Please note: All food bank roles are at our Wallingford location.

Supermarket Saturday Food Drives are back! ​

Our food drives are a very important way to stock our Food Bank. The event involves interacting with shoppers and informing them of the non-perishable foods the Food Bank needs. Donations are then gratefully collected.

When: The fourth Saturday of the month from 10 am to 1 pm, in one-hour shifts.
Where: Wallingford QFC, 1801 N 45th St.

Mobile Food Pantry volunteer (non-driving role)

Help pack the mobile pantry, head out with a staff member to our outreach sites, assist with distribution and then back to the food bank

Volunteer qualifications:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Able to lift 25 pounds and agile enough to get in and out of the mobile pantry
  • Ability to be relational, empathetic and patient
  • Customer service skills


Wednesday (1st & 3rd week) 12-3:15 pm, available from 7/3

Wednesday (2nd & 4th week) 12-2 pm, available from 6/26

On-call Food Bank volunteer roles

If you need more flexibility in your schedule, we have a variety of on-call volunteer positions available. These volunteers provide cover if our regular volunteers are unavailable. On-call volunteer roles include:

  • Food rescue (driver and helper roles)
  • Set-up, distribution, and participant intake
  • Mobile Food Pantry helper

Availability: Volunteer shifts are Tuesday-Friday, ranging from 8-3 pm or 8-6pm on Thursdays. After initial onboarding, we use online sign-up sheets for easy self-assignment. To find the right on-call role for you, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Kat Johnson.

Reading Buddies

Encourage and support a love of books by reading with elementary students. Reading Buddies runs while school is in session at Cedar Crossing in the Roosevelt neighborhood.

Volunteers must be over 18 years old.

Availability: Email Kat to express interest in volunteering for the 24/25 academic year.