Volunteers are needed to sort and pack food at our Oakland warehouse and nearby drive-through distribution

To minimize the risk of exposure from COVID-19 we are seeking volunteers (ages 18+) who can commit to joining us for full days, at least once a week, for at least a month..

Please register now:
November Food Bank Volunteering
Weekend Food Bank Volunteering
Weekly Drive-Through Distribution Volunteering November


For questions and to learn more about volunteer opportunities in the community at partner organizations, please email volunteer@accfb.org.

Important: New Covid-19 safety rules.

  • Volunteers must be age 18 or older.
  • We encourage volunteers to follow the CDC recommendation that populations at higher risk of severe COVID-19 illness (age 65+ and those with underlying medical conditions) continue to self-isolate, but we will not be barring them from volunteer service.

All volunteers will be required to:

  • Complete a daily health survey
  • Pass a temperature check
  • Adhere to distancing guidelines at all times
  • Wear self-provided face coverings that meet CDC standards and food bank-provided gloves
  • Wash hands frequently, assist in facility sanitizing and follow all CDC recommendations.

Warehouse Food Sorting

We need 50 volunteers a day to meet community need. A day of work means thousands of meals for neighbors. Volunteers will sort fresh produce and prepare bags with shelf stable pantry items for distribution throughout the county. The work takes place in our large Oakland warehouse and can be quite physical. Volunteers should be prepared to walk and stand for up to 3 hours at a time and to lift and carry up to 15 pounds.
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Drive-through Distribution

Volunteers are needed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to pack fresh produce and other items at our contact-less, drive-through distribution in Oakland. Volunteers assist with traffic control, checking in clients and putting items in trunks. The work takes place outside under a large canopy. Volunteers should be prepared to walk and stand for up to 3 hours at a time and to lift and carry 15-20 pounds.
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Get Out the Vote!

Join us in helping make sure this year’s election accessible and accountable to all Alameda County residents.
You can make calls from home to help people find out how to register to vote and cast a ballot. You can also speak up for three state propositions the Food Bank is endorsing. We believe Proposition 15, Proposition 17, and Proposition 18 advance the fight to eradicate the root causes of racism, hunger, and poverty.

To get started, email Henry, our elections organizer, at hkoehler@accfb.org

Volunteer in the Community

Help nourish Alameda County neighbors by spending a few hours at a local pantry run by one of our many agency partners. Volunteers are needed to sort and pack food, load delivery trucks and assist with weekly distributions. For current opportunities email: volunteer@accfb.org.

We host our volunteer appreciation picnic every July. While we couldn’t gather for it this year, that won’t stop us from showing volunteers our gratitude.

Volunteer Stories

Investing in our Community

14 Oct, 2019|0 Comments

Volunteers make a powerful impact every day at the Food Bank.  For more than a decade, MUFG Union Bank volunteers have been among the ranks of people helping to get critical meals out into the