18,000 volunteers. More than 100,000 hours. Every year, you ensure that children, adults and seniors in Alameda County know where their next meal will come from. We couldn’t be more grateful.

We serve an immense need: 1 in 5 of our neighbors in Alameda County accesses our services. And we can’t do the work we do without volunteers.

Five (sometimes six) days a week, our warehouse and office are abuzz with activity. Whether packing food in our warehouse, staffing our Emergency Food Helpline, assisting in our office or helping with events and other projects, your contributions as a volunteer are a critical part of our efforts. Our most-needed volunteer opportunities are listed below.  You can also learn about new opportunities by downloading this flier, or by signing up for our volunteer newsletter.

We’re excited for you to join us!

*NEWS* – SPECIAL EVENING VOLUNTEER SORT Join us on September 26 for our Hunger Action Month evening volunteer sort (5 – 7:30 p.m.).  Click here for more info.

Warehouse Food Sorting

We need 150 volunteers a day to meet community need. Three impactful hours means thousands of meals for our community.

General Office Help

Help us with mailings, phone calls, reception, handwriting, and other special projects.

Emergency Food Helpline

Help households find a source of healthy food in their own neighborhood as a Helpline operator.

Special Skills

Bilingual? Special technical skill? Great handwriting? We can use your help!

Volunteer Stories

Why I Volunteer

17 Aug, 2017|0 Comments

By Judy Grant, lead volunteer  Six years ago, I joined my church service group for a volunteer shift at the Food Bank after putting it off for a few months. 1,646 volunteer hours later, I’m

  • hunger advocates

Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Willson

28 Jun, 2017|0 Comments

Every month, thousands of volunteers come through our doors to help sort food. But there are more ways to help. Emily Willson, 24, is a recent Cal State East Bay graduate and a community ambassador

  • volunteers urgently needed

Volunteers: We Urgently Need Your Help.

15 Jun, 2017|0 Comments

Summer is a stressful time for many families, as no school means no free or affordable school lunch. After the final bell rings, families who are already struggling to make ends meet are left to

Evening Volunteer Sort

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm