Your Help Makes a Difference

Over half of all soup kitchens, food pantries and other meal programs rely entirely on volunteers. They are made possible thanks to the more than 2 million people that volunteer each month.

Together, we can create change for families who need a little help.

Now, more than ever, we need you to join us.


Volunteer: It’s easier than you may think

Food banks in the Feeding America network are run by experts in the field – and they’re ready to bring you into the fold. The best part: Spending a few hours sorting, packing or stacking food can make an enormous difference for the food banks and the families they serve.

Feeding America volunteers share their skills and make a huge impact. Every volunteer experience is a little different, for example, food banks could need your help sorting and packing food, gardening, or educating the community. Each experience is critical in helping get healthy meals to families facing hunger.


Find out more about specific volunteer needs and opportunities in your area. Special local volunteer opportunities – like working a mobile pantry distribution or prepping emergency food boxes – are often available.

Connect with your local food bank


Maximize your impact with a group volunteer experience

Most food banks in the Feeding America network can host up to 50 volunteers. Group volunteer events can make a big impact on the fight against hunger in your local community.

Ask your employer’s human resources department for information about your company’s National Day (or Week) of Service activities. And please contact your local food bank or check your local food bank’s website to learn about group volunteer opportunities in your area.

Group of volunteers packing boxes